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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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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
Baer, Justin D.; Hsu, Yung-chen – American Institutes for Research, 2006
This report summarizes key findings from the 2003 Massachusetts State Assessment of Adult Literacy (SAAL). Administered in Massachusetts in 2003 and early 2004, the assessment measures the prose, document, and quantitative literacy of Massachusetts's adults. The Massachusetts SAAL was conducted in conjunction with the National Assessment of Adult…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Numeracy, Educational Attainment, Adult Literacy
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Linton, John – Journal of Correctional Education, 2004
Prisoner reentry continues to be identified as an important issue in the public affairs arena, and a proposed initiative would offer new funding to support transitional services for returning inmates. Education generally does not top the list of identified reentry issues, but education can be appropriately identified as a potent solution. It is…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Educational Needs, Program Effectiveness, Correctional Institutions