Thomas G. Sticht

Literacy, Document Design and the Florida Controversy (2000)

This article discusses design and reading issues as they relate to US elections, and makes recommendations for how to improve ballots to be consistent with the principles of adult education.

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2000-01-01

Listening and Reading Processes of Adults: a Report of Survey Findings and References from a Workshop Presented in the United States and Canada in 1999. (2000)

The author developed a Workshop on the Listening and Reading Processes of Adults and presented it to groups in Louisiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Montreal. The total of nearly 250 participants were asked to complete a survey that included questions about the knowledge and training they had about phonemics, phonics, listening and reading processes of adult literacy students.

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2000-01-01

From International Competitiveness to International Inequality (2000)

New Perspectives on Social Justice From the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS)

This article discusses some of the implications of the report entitled "Benchmarking Adult Literacy in America: An International Comparative Study" by Albert Tuijnman of the Institute of International Education, Stockholm University

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2000-01-01

The Adult Education and Literacy System (AELS) in the United States (2000)

Moving From the Margins to the Mainstream of Education

Describes several ways in which increased literacy in adults can impact positively at work, at home, and in the community, including improvement in children's schooling and health. Argues that the adult education and literacy system in the U. S. should no longer be marginalized.

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2000-01-01

Could an Ounce of Cure Be Worth a Pound of Prevention? (1999)

The 'Fade Out' of Literacy in the Perry Preschool Children at Age 19

This article examines spending in the US on literacy programs for adults, school-age children, and toddlers. The author critiques the conclusions of the High/Scope Perry Preschool study concerning early intervention programs, and suggests that investing in adult education could produce greater results for lifelong literacy.

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1999-10-20

Adult Basic Education: Strategies to Increase Returns on Investment (ROI) (1999)

Drawing upon a variety of studies, the author argues that adult literacy program can increase their ROI by developing 'programs that maximize the intergenerational transfer of educational benefits from parents to children, and functional-context education programs [that] integrate basic skills instruction with job and parenting skills training'.

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1999-07-01

The Myth of the Early Years: All Is Not Lost By Age 3: Adults Can Learn and Their Brains Can Grow (1999)

This article provides a brief discussion of the belief that the brain and its intellectual capacity are developed only in early childhood. The author suggests that this belief is faulty, and recommends allocating funds to both early childhood development and adult education programs.

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1999-01-01

Testing and Accountability in Adult Literacy Education (1999)

Focus on Workplace Literacy Resources for Program Design, Assessment, Testing, & Evaluation

Recent national and international surveys of adult literacy skills have raised questions about workforce readiness for international competitiveness. This report provides information on the design and evaluation of workplace literacy programs to improve workforce readiness, and an overview of concepts about the nature, uses and abuses of standardized tests in program evaluation and accountability. This is not a "how to do it" guidebook.

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1999-01-01

How Many Low Literacy Adults Are There in Canada, the United States, and United Kingdom? Should the IALS Estimates Be Revised? (1999)

This research note discusses the "percent probability criterion" used by both the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS, in the US). The author suggests that it is arbitrary and presents an inaccurate picture of how many people in Canada, the US, and the UK have low literacy skills.

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1999-01-01

Beyond 2000: Future Directions for Adult Education (1998)

The purpose of this paper is to provide adult educators in the United States with information they can use to plan and produce perspectives for the future of adult education in the first decade beyond 2000. The paper has four parts. The first describes funding and participation trends in adult education since the mid-1960s.

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1998-01-01

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