National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL)

Should Reading-Disabled Adults Be Distinguished From Other Adults Seeking Literacy Instruction? A Review of Theory and Research (1993)

This paper examines current research on the nature and treatment of reading disabilities during childhood and adulthood. This study suggests that there are fewer differences than traditionally has been assumed between adults with reading disabilities and adults with reading problems that stem from a lack of educational opportunity or from a generally weak aptitude for learning.

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1993-01-01

Myths and Misconceptions in Adult Literacy: A Research and Development Perspective (1993)

This brief overview explores some commonly held beliefs about adult literacy, and what the reality seems to be based on the research. The discussion then turns to several opportunities in the field which should be researched further, and which hold considerable potential for increasing adult literacy in the US.

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1993-01-01

The Impact of Workplace Literacy Programs: a New Model for Evaluating the Impact of Workplace Literacy Programs (1993)

This report describes how two workplace literacy programs were evaluated, to develop an impact assessment model for workplace literacy programs, and to produce data on the impact of the two quite different workplace literacy programs in the areas of learner gains, workplace improvements, and literacy-related changes in learners' families.

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1993-01-01
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