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Mikelbank, Kristen; Nelson, Lisa; Lickfelt, Sarah; Coulton, Claudia – Center on Urban Poverty and Social Change (NJ1), 2004
Having low literacy skills could impact everything from reading a newspaper and balancing a checkbook to wise consumer decisions and job advancement. This study estimates adult literacy measures for Cuyahoga County, Ohio and its municipalities. It is also important to have a sense of how many children are at risk for developing literacy problems…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Municipalities, Needs Assessment, Educational Attainment
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Bhola, H. S. – 1979
This paper presents proposals for the design and institutionalization of a system for the production and distribution of reading materials for adults, especially in developing countries. Ideas about the problems of production and distribution are developed, along with ideas for use in designing, evaluating, choosing, and promoting policy and…
Descriptors: Adult Reading Programs, Basic Reading, Books, Demography
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Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment. – 1993
The Office of Technology Assessment reviewed the nation's literacy problem and the current and potential impact of using technologies in adult literacy programs. Data were collected from 2 workshops, 155 contributors and reviewers, 60 existing literacy programs, and 6 contractor reports. The information is summarized in this eight-chapter report.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs
National Advisory Council on Adult Education, Washington, DC. – 1987
This collection contains the texts of four draft papers and four responses that were presented at a symposium on defining literacy. The following papers are included: "Definitions of Literacy" (Richard L. Venezky); "Definitions of Literacy: Responses" (Reynaldo F. Macias); "Literacy for What Purpose?" (Larry…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Adult Students