Thomas G. Sticht

Improving Family Literacy By Increasing Investments in Adult Literacy Education (2007)

Moving From a One Life Cycle to a Multiple Life Cycles Education Policy

In this article, the author, Thomas Sticht, explores the concept of intergenerational transfer of literacy from adults to their children. Sticht discusses how a parent’s education level can effect the achievement of their children, referring to recent research and a book entitled the BBC Adult Literacy Handbook.

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2007-11-08

VESL for Victory and Independence (2007)

Sticht looks at how the U.S. Army taught English language instruction and vocational training concurrently to immigrants during World Wars I and II, and how similar training continues today.

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2007-07-03

Technologies for the Adult Literacy Classroom (2007)

Sticht looks at "several technologies" teachers can use to help adults learn to read and write, including chalkboards, television, radio, newsprint and tape recorders.

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2007-04-20

Higher Education Credentials, Higher Skills, and Lost Purchasing Power: A Dilemma for Workforce Development Policy and Practice (2007)

Mr. Sticht looks at the pros and cons of the Adult Education and Literacy System (AELS) of the United States changing its emphasis from encouraging Adult Basic Education students to obtain a GED to obtaining a "transitional" GED which would allow them to qualify for and transition into college, and acquire a two- or four-year college degree.

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2007-03-13

Adult Education and Literacy in the United States (2007)

A Syllabus and Resources for an Online Course of Self-Study

Thomas Sticht, International Consultant in Adult Education, has put together a syllabus for self-study to give those new to the field of literacy more background in adult education and literacy development, and to offer others in the field a chance to deepen their knowledge about the field and its history, policies, practices and issues that it deals with. All recommended reading is available in the NALD Library.

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2007-02-26

Integrated Literacy Works! (2007)

Making Workforce Development Efficient and Effective in Industrialized Nations

In this article, author Thomas Sticht makes a case for using an "integrated literacy education" approach to deal with

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2007-02-12

Toward a Multiple Life Cycles Education Policy (2006)

Investing in the Education of Adults to Improve the Educability of Children

This is a paper prepared for presentation at the National Center for Family Literacy Annual Conference March 4th, 2007 in Orlando, Florida. The thesis of the paper holds that investments in adult literacy education can lead to intergenerational effects on the educational achievement of children.

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2006-12-22

Adult Education for Abundance and Liberty for All (2006)

Celebrating 40 Years of the Adult Education and Literacy System of the United States

The author discusses 40 years of Adult Education in the United States. This year, they celebrate 40 years of Adult Literacy and Literacy System that was created by the Adult Education Act of 1966, and which continues today as Title 2: The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

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2006-07-25

Theoretically You Can't Teach Adults to Read and Write: But Just Keep On Doing It (2006)

The author writes on "Why is it so hard to get funding for adult literacy education"?

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2006-06-15

New Poll Indicates Canada Meets Acceptable Goal for Adult Literacy (2006)

In this document, an international consultant on adult education shares his views on a national poll by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) indicating that Canadians think that it would be acceptable if 80 per cent of adults could meet most everyday reading requirements.

The author points to a number of surveys suggesting that a large majority of Canadian adults believe they have the literacy skills needed to work and live well.

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2006-05-09

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