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.

Sticht believes that a foundational belief of contemporary family literacy programs is the idea that parents need to be literate and that through the intergenerational transfer of skills and attitudes the parent's education can influence the subsequent educational achievement of their children. He presents a fascinating argument that a child's right to education should include the right to educated parents.

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