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ERIC Number: EJ871282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1099-3681
Closing the Gaps: A Tale of Two Students
Curtis, Stephen M.
Presidency, v12 n1 suppl p8-10 Win 2009
Cities of all sizes are facing an increasing dichotomy in their students' backgrounds--some prosperous, others impoverished. The author asserts that higher education must exert more aggressive leadership to ensure multiple pathways to successful completion of postsecondary education. It will take the unified effort of elected officials, business leaders, community leaders, educators, and family members to insist that the elimination of the literacy skills gap be a top priority for all communities. Higher education's advocacy should support literacy as a primary public policy priority and should advance increased resources for literacy programs at federal, state, and local levels; a comprehensive community plan for literacy among providers at the local and state levels; and formal linkages between adult education and work experiences as well as adult education and college degree tracks. (Contains 4 notes.)
American Council on Education. One Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC 20036-1193. Tel: 202-939-9452; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania