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ERIC Number: EJ607872
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0553
Does Basic Skills Education Affect Adults' Literacy Proficiencies and Reading Practices?
Sheehan-Holt, Janet K.; Smith, M Cecil
Reading Research Quarterly, v35 n2 p226-43 Apr-Jun 2000
Suggests that adult basic skills programs may be ineffective for developing the kinds of literacy proficiencies assessed by the National Adult Literacy Survey--reading and understanding prose and documents materials and texts containing quantitative information. Discusses why basic skills education may not lead to improved literacy skills. Offers implications for educational policy pertaining to adult education. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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IES Cited: ED496285