Thomas G. Sticht

Auding and Reading (1974)

A Developmental Model

Many adults lack sufficient literacy skills for technical training and successful career progression. Because of the crucial
role that literacy plays in instruction and job performance information regarding the nature of literacy skills and their
development is needed. Such information should prove useful in the development of literacy training programs, and in the

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2006-05-03

Reading for Working (1975)

A Functional Literacy Anthology

A compilation of research on job-related literacy conducted by the Human Resources Research Organization.

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2006-05-03

Some Preliminary Comments on the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Lifeskills (ALL) Survey (2005)

Thomas Sticht, an International Consultant in Adult Education, offers comments on the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey.

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2006-03-30

Perhaps the wolf IS at his door: A sympathetic response to T. Scott Murray (2005)

While reading T. Scott Murray's article entitled "It's ok to cry wolf if the wolf is at the door: A rejoinder to Tom Sticht". The author couldn't help feeling a great deal of sympathy for Scott.

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2006-03-30

Life Cycles Education Policy: Adult Education Makes Early Childhood Education a Good Economic Development Strategy (2006)

The author discusses Nobel Prize economist James J. Heckman who was interviewed June of 2005 by the Minneapolis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank.

Mr. Heckman was asked about early childhood education (ECE) as an economic development strategy.

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2006-02-24

Can Massive Injections of Adult Literacy Education Improve Children's Reading Skills? (2006)

In this article, the author discusses the data released in the 2005 National Center for Education Statistics showing 30 years of National Assessment of Educational progress.

The author suggests that it is time to acknowledge adult literacy to improve children's reading skills.

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2006-02-08

Functional Context Education: Making Learning Relevant in the 21st Century (2005)

The concepts of Functional Context Education, developed within the field of adult literacy education, are being widely disseminated on the Internet. Several online databases provide a wide range of resources for adult educators and others and include information about Functional Context Education (FCE) theory and principles for embedding or integrating basic skills with relevant content subject matter.

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2005-12-15

ABC's of Investing in Adult Literacy Education (2005)

This document offers 26 reasons, one for each letter of the alphabet, for investing in adult literacy education.

Many of the reasons focus on the benefits to the overall economy from investments in education. The author points out that a dollar spent for adult literacy education produces many more dollars in returns on investment through improved productivity.

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2005-05-31

ALL Wrong Again! Can Adult Literacy Assessments Be Fixed? (2005)

Thomas Sticht, an International Consultant in Adult Education, offers his views of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey.

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2005-05-18

Adult Literacy in the United States (1994)

A Compendium of Quantitative Data and Interpretive Comments

This report provides information about methods of assessing adult literacy skills and programs. The authors use theoretical examples as well as extensive quantitative data from World War 1 (1917) up to the present.

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2005-04-23

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