Thomas G. Sticht

Federal Accountability System Fuels the Decline of the Adult Education & Literacy System of the United States (2003)

This is a research note based on a report released by the U.S. Department of Education: "Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, Report to Congress on State Performance, Program Year 2000-2001".

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2003-08-07

A Better Start For Head Start (2003)

Research Note - July 14, 2003

In this research note, the writer discusses funding levels for adult literacy programs in the U.S.

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2003-07-15

Adult Literacy: What's Hot and What's Not in 2003? (2003)

To find out what topics in adult literacy education are in and which ones seem to be out for 2003, the author tallied the number of messages posted to the National institute for Literacy (NIFL) lists as of noon on June 30. The results of the tally prompted the author to suggest that this raises the question of just what do the NIFL lists indicate about what the adult literacy field thinks is hot and what it thinks is not.

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2003-07-04

The Fourth-Grade Plunge: An Example of How Evidence-Based Adult Literacy Research Has Influenced K-12 Instructional Guidance (2003)

This article provides examples of how research into Kindergarten - Grade 12 literacy has been used to inform ideas about adult literacy. The author suggests that there is a need for research to promote further understanding of the life span changes that affect reading.

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2003-04-28

The Learning Process and the Text In Use (2003)

This reports expands on the author's belief that a better understanding is needed of the text-teacher-student relationship in the publisher's design of textbooks, the teacher's use of textbooks for instruction, and the influence these have on the student's reading of textbooks for learning.

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2003-03-12

Celebrating International Literacy Day, September 8, 2002 : Teach the Mothers and Reach The Children (2002)

In the context of International Literacy Day, this article discusses the positive effects of education on mothers, which in turn affects the cognitive development and educational attainment of their children. The author makes specific reference to an organization in Washington DC called Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW), which conducts related research and provides training to women.

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2002-08-28

Literacy in War and Peace - Tom Sticht's Work in Adult Literacy Education (2002)

This article traces the author's own education from second grade through post-graduate work, and discusses his work experience in the field of adult literacy education.

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2002-08-01

The Scientific Understanding of Reading and the Reading Potential of Adults Assessed by Measuring Listening and Reading Abilities (2002)

This article discusses the concept of a child's “reading potential,” which represents the difference between how well a child can understand spoken and written language. The author then applies this concept to adult learners.

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2002-07-31

Teaching Reading with Adults (2002)

In Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States renewed interest is being given to the teaching of literacy, especially reading, to adults using research-based information. This paper discusses literacy as the mastery of graphics technology.

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2002-07-31

Where Does the Reading Problem Go When Children Grow Up? (2002)

This research note discusses the tested and perceived reading skills of adults in the US. It breaks the statistics down by cultural group and by gender, and compares the results for the US to those of other countries.

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2002-03-04

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