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Searle, Jean – Literacy and Numeracy Studies, 1997
Traces the history of volunteer literacy tutoring in Queensland. Addresses contemporary issues arising from national training initiatives: funding, changes in the volunteer population, ideology, and the attempt to link literacy skills to employment outcomes. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Public Policy
Long, Huey B. – Adult Literacy and Basic Education, 1983
Describes the role of private teachers in colonial America, including evening schools and literacy education, costs of instruction, basic writing and arithmetic curriculum, evening schoolhouses, and schoolmasters' characteristics. Newspaper advertisements served as primary sources for the study. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Advertising, Colonial History (United States), Evening Programs
Long, Huey B. – Adult Literacy and Basic Education, 1980
The literacy rate in early America may have been fairly high. Three factors seem to have influenced the development of a literate population: (1) skill requirements of expanding business ventures; (2) masters' responsibility for apprentices' education; and (3) the proliferation of private venture teachers. (SK)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Basic Skills, Business Skills, Colonial History (United States)
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Harada, Violet H. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 1996
Discusses 26 books that can help promote inquiry and discussion among adolescent readers regarding the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Notes that the books provide a historical overview and reveal personal points of view about the internment. (SR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Japanese Americans, Literature Appreciation, Multicultural Education
DeSanctis, Vincent – Adult Literacy and Basic Education, 1980
Examines the evolution of adult basic education (ABE) legislation over the past 15 years, illustrating the varying nature of the federal government-state education department relationship, political influences on educational legislation, and the changing definitions of the scope of ABE. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Federal Programs
Jacobs, Marjorie – Adult Literacy and Basic Education, 1979
Discusses the development of the West Indian Trinidad and Tobago educational systems in three sections: pre-independence, post-independence, and implications for teaching West Indian adults in the U.S. These students often exhibit deficient vocabulary and conceptual skills. They emerge from a highly authoritarian, formal, competitive, and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Comparative Analysis
Burns, Anne – Digest of Australian Languages and Literacy Issues, 1994
The history, scope, content, and strategies for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction in Australia, particularly in adult education, are summarized. The history of ESL instruction is traced from post-war immigration policies, through early provision for migrant education and introduction within postsecondary institutions and adult…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational History