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ERIC Number: EJ875676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2194
Advances and Remaining Challenges in Adult Literacy Research
Miller, Brett; McCardle, Peggy; Hernandez, Ricardo
Journal of Learning Disabilities, v43 n2 p101-107 2010
Low literacy levels in adult learners pose an educational and public health challenge to practitioners and the scientific community. Increasing demands placed on literacy can limit opportunities in the workplace and access to health-related resources, negatively affecting public health. Current estimates from the National Center for Education Statistics suggest that more than 40 million adults in the United States possess only the most basic and concrete literacy skills. Despite the estimated number of learners possessing minimal literacy skills in English in the United States, there remains a paucity of research focused on adult learners to inform remediation efforts. This special issue of the "Journal of Learning Disabilities" represents an important step in highlighting the current scientific knowledge base and the implications for future directions and lines of inquiry with adult learners. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Adult Literacy; National Assessment of Educational Progress