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Chisman, Forrest P. – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2009
The publication is based on the "Adult Readiness Roundtable" Project co-sponsored by CAAL and the National Center on Education and the Economy on April 6-7, 2009. It is not a transcript of the Roundtable discussion; instead it reports on a two-day discussion meeting among a group of exemplary adult-education-for-work programs from around the…
Descriptors: State Action, Adult Education, Educational Change, Public Policy
McCain, Mary L. – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2009
There is a highly compelling case for using technology on a large scale to increase access to and improve America's adult education and workforce skills enterprise. By the reckoning of the National Commission on Adult Literacy and others, the nation must reach many more millions of adults with effective college- and job-readiness skills programs…
Descriptors: Reading Readiness, Distance Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning
Bahr, Morton – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2009
It is no secret that America is at risk of losing its place as a world leader in education. Some 88 million adults in America need help with their English as a Second Language (ESL) and basic skills, yet the nation is currently providing services to only 3 million people. The Commission on Adult Literacy calls for bold change at the state and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Hearings
Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2006
This publication reviews and summarizes the findings of the major benchmark studies and reports in adult literacy--beginning with the University of Texas' Adult Performance Level Study of 1977 and continuing through the 2006 NAAL survey results, A First Look at the Literacy of America's Adults in the 21st Century.
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Educational Research, Benchmarking, Competence