Adult Literacy

Benchmarking adult literacy in North America (2001)

An international comparative study

This report is a monograph stemming from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). Publication of this monograph was supported by the United States Department of Education, Office of Vocational, Adult Education and the Applied Research Branch, Human Resources Development Canada.

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2001-04-03

Looking Back, Looking In: Reports from Bearing Blossoms...Sowing Seeds (2001)

A Gathering about Literacy Research in Practice

This book is the result of a "Gathering", Bearing Blossoms…Sowing Seeds about literacy research in practice sponsored by the Literacy Coordinators of Alberta, in partnership with the Centre for Research on Literacy, University of Alberta, and The Learning Centre Literacy Association, Edmonton.

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2001-01-01

Best Program Practices (2001)

This document is the result of Task Force efforts and input from the field. It represents a Best Program Practices foundation for adult literacy in Saskatchewan and provides an opportunity for programs to reflect on their current initiatives, identify strengths and plan further improvements.

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Reforming Adult Literacy Education - Transforming Local Programs Into National Systems in Canada, the United Kingdom & the United States (2001)

In the middle of the 20th century, the United Nations proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Among the rights claimed for all peoples of the world were rights to education expressed in Article 26. Now, at the beginning of the 21st century, in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States national activities are underway that promise to extend the right to free elementary and fundamental education to adults.

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2001-01-01

The Power of Adult Education (2001)

Moving the Adult Education and Literacy System of the United States From the Margins to the Mainstream of Education

The Adult Education & Literacy System (AELS) of the United States was formed in 1966 when the Adult Education Act (AEA) was passed by the U. S. Congress and signed into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson. The AEA brought adult educators at the local, state, and federal levels together to work under an agreed to set of common rules and regulations that began the process of systematizing adult education in the United States.

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From the Margins to the Mainstream (2000)

An Action Agenda for Literacy

This report represents the culmination of a year-long process that began with the National Literacy Summit 2000 held in Washington, DC, in February 2000. At that Summit, 150 participants began to craft an action agenda to move adult literacy forward in the 21st century. Since then, over 30 regional and local meetings were held to provide feedback and refine the recommendations contained in the draft agenda.

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2000-11-21

A Critical Pedagogy of the Mainstream (1998)

This article discusses how adult literacy can affect a person's sense of inclusion, well-being, and growth.

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2000-09-27

A Collection of Policy and Procedure Templates for Adult Literacy Service Providers (1999)

This manual provides a set of general policy and procedure templates that should be considered, adapted and modified as required, and thereafter adopted for use in a Literacy and Basic Skills program .The templates are meant to be a starting point for drafting policy in an agency.

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2000-05-02

Reflecting On Culture Wars In Adult Literacy Education: Exploring Critical Issues In “Contested Ground” (2000)

While the theories of New Literacy Studies are being applied in teaching, they have had much less currency at the level of educational systems and policies - institutions, funding, and accountability. Such a shift in the understanding of literacy means that ‘performance' is defined differently and requires a different approach to accountability.

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2000-01-01

A Yankee Individualist in Dialogue and Confrontation with the Progressive Literacy Left (1999)

The author took part in a National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) Teacher Research Project on Learner Motivation, Retention, and Persistence. This essay contains an autobiographical study of one adult learner's struggle with motivation, persistence, and retention through the course of the project.

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