Myths and misconceptions in adult literacy
- The Total Literacy Project of Ernakulam: An Epoch-making experiment in India. Joseph, P.J. // Convergence;1996, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p10
Reports on an epoch-making experiment in the field of adult literacy in India. Program planning; Accessibility; Mass campaign of awareness and motivation; Project launch.
- Why Johnny's dad can't read. Bishop, Meredith // Policy Review;Winter91, Issue 55, p19
Focuses on the social problems associated with the lack of universal adult literacy in the United States. Lack of accountability in adult literacy programs; Lack of interest by illiterates; Combination of literacy training with drug and alcohol rehabilitation for the homeless.
- To read or not to read. Wagner, Daniel A. // Education Week;10/25/95, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p44
Reports on the problem of adult literacy in America. Lack of attention to adult-literacy needs; Estimate of the number of adults in need of retraining or developing even the most basic literary skills as being the same as that of the entire national school-age population; Results of National...
- International comparisons of adult literacy. // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Feb98, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p405
Focuses on international comparisons of adult literacy. Literacy as a tool necessary for successful economic performance in industrialized countries; Influence of a country's quality and quantity of formal education on literacy levels within countries; Comparison of adult literacy between the...
- Female adult illiteracy: A world-view. // Women's International Network News;Spring90, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p79
Focuses on adult illiteracy. Statistical data; Enrollment levels; Gender differences.
- Reinventing literacy in `new times'. Luke, Allan; Elkins, John // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Sep98, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p4
Editorial. Discusses the changes that affect the texts and literate practices of everyday life. Most useful component of the tool kit for all literacy educators; Period that marked out the ascendancy and evolution of many genres that have since become central to teaching; Radical development...
- What's coming: The new column coordinators. Christian-Smith, Linda; Cherland, Meredith Rogers // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Sep98, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p62
Presents the authors' stand in literacy education and the types of books that will be reviewed in the periodical `Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.' Autobiography of the authors; Perception regarding literacy education; Qualities of people who will be asked to review books.
- REFLECT: An expanded concept of literacy. Archer, David // Adults Learning;May98, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p14
Focuses on the Regenerated Freirian Literacy through Empowering Community Techniques (REFLECT) approach to adult literacy. Elements of the REFLECT approach; Growing interest in REFLECT. INSET: Adapting REFLECT in Oxford.
- Can U spell the Amerikan dreem? // Career World;Apr94, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p2
Presents the results of the survey conducted by the Department of Education on the number of adult Americans who can read and write decently. Half of Americans over the age of 15 with low levels of reading and writing; Hopes for schools and businesses to support adult literacy and skills...