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Ownby, Raymond L.; Waldrop-Valverde, Drenna; Taha, Jessica – Educational Gerontology, 2012
Health literacy has emerged as an important factor related to health in older persons. The reason for the link between health literacy and health outcomes is not clear. Possible explanations include common relations among income, education, access to health care, health-promotion behaviors, frequency of reading, and perceptual impairments. In this…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Adult Literacy
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Roksa, Josipa; Arum, Richard – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
A recent study by the Higher Education Research Institute noted that virtually all faculty report that developing students' ability to think critically is a very important or essential goal of undergraduate education, as is promoting students' ability to write effectively. But even if faculty concur that students should develop critical thinking…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Time Factors (Learning), Educational Quality, Graduation Requirements
Roehrig, Lucy – Library Journal, 2010
According to the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy, it is estimated that 93 million adults in the United States have basic or below basic literacy skills. Those individuals found most lacking in literacy skills were adults living in poverty, adults lacking a high school diploma, seniors and the elderly aged 65 and older, the more than one…
Descriptors: Job Search Methods, Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Audiovisual Aids
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Horning, Alice – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
Recent research on reading comes from a variety of different kinds of studies all of which report the same bleak picture of college students' and adults' reading abilities. Researchers, theorists and faculty members can benefit from this detailed review of the various types of studies. These include large scale direct tests of reading ability in…
Descriptors: College Students, Reading Research, Reading Ability, Faculty
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Liu, Chiung-ju – Health Education Journal, 2010
Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify determinants of comprehension of an educational pamphlet on colon cancer, by adults at least 50 years of age living in the United States. Design: Data were analysed from the "2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy" survey. The survey was designed to assess functional English…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Pamphlets, Reading Fluency, Physical Activity Level
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Miller, Brett; McCardle, Peggy; Hernandez, Ricardo – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 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…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Public Health, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning