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. He suggests that policymakers err when they opt to fund early childhood education to "stop illiteracy at the source" at the expense of adult literacy education funding. Instead, he advocates developing an education policy that focuses on "multiple life cycles" rather than one life cycle, a policy that recognizes that adults transfer their educational achievements to the achievement of their children.

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2007-11-08
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Thomas G. Sticht. Improving Family Literacy By Increasing Investments in Adult Literacy Education 2007. Web. 2 Dec. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/sticht/08nov07/08nov07.pdf>
Thomas G. Sticht (2007). Improving Family Literacy By Increasing Investments in Adult Literacy Education. Retrieved December 2, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/sticht/08nov07/08nov07.pdf
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