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Appendix H: Contractor

Appendix H: Contractor Reports Prepared for This Assessment Copies of contractor reports done for this study are available through the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), either by mail (U.S. Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Service, Springfield VA 22161) or by calling NTIS directly at (703) 487-4650. Center for Literacy Studies, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, “Life at the Margins: Profiles of Adults With Low Literacy Skills,” PB 93-163871. Education TURNKEY Systems, Inc. and Wujcik and Associates, “The Educational Software Marketplace and Adult Literacy Niches,” PB 93-163897. J.D. Eveland et al., Claremont Graduate School, “Case Studies of Technology Use in Adult Literacy Programs,“ PB 93-163905. Nancy Kober, “Profiles of Major Federal Literacy Programs,” PB 93-163863. Stephen Reder, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, “On-Line Literacy Development: A Context for Technology in Adult Literacy Education,” PB 93-163889. Jay P. Sivin-Kachala and Ellen R. Bialo, Interactive Educational Systems Design (IESD), Inc., “Software for Adult Literacy: Scope, Suitability, Available Sources of Information, and Implications for Federal Policy,’ PB 93-163913. 268

ABE. See Adult basic education ACCESS. See Adult Centers for Comprehensive Education and Support Services Access to services, 239-242. See also Location of services Access to technologies, 17,190-200,213-216,239-242 computer hardware, 190-192 video, 192-194 Accountability requirements, 148-149 Adult basic education, 110, 112 Adult Centers for Comprehensive Education and Support Services, 184 Adult Education Act, 18,95,98, 101, 103, 127, 130, 131, 175 amendments, 57, 134 State grants under Section 353,21 Adult learners. See Learners Adult Performance Level Project, 6,32,34 Adult secondary education, 110, 112 Adults without a high school diploma, 50. See also Educational attainment; GED Advanced Research Projects Agency, 21 Advantages of technology, 8, 12, 14-16, 84-89,204 AEA. See Adult Education Act Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 209 APL. See Adult Performance Level Project Arlington Education and Employment Program, 210 ASE. See Adult secondary education At-risk youth, 58-60,226-228 Attrition issues, 107-109, 164-168 Audio recorders, 191,209-210 Baltimore Reads, Inc., 96-97. See also Ripken Center Barriers to participation, 7-8,82-84, 162-168 administrative, 17 fear of job loss, 80-81 legislative, 17 psychological, 62,79-80,83-84 situational, 62, 83, 166 Barriers to use of technology, 15-16 cost, 213-216, 239-242 information, 219 institutional, 219-221 market issues, 216-219 Basic skills, 32-33,45,206 Federal appropriations, 139 job training materials, 212 Books on CD-ROM, 214 on tape, 191, 210 Broadcast. See Telecommunications; Video technologies Businesses. See also Workplace literacy Dalton, Georgia, 118-119 Ford Skills Enhancement Program, 102 General Electric, 212 Motorola, 207 partnerships, 224-225 Index Cable television. See Telecommunications; Video technologies California correctional facilities, 124-125 Outreach and Technical Assistance Network, 170, 208 Cambridge Community Learning Center, 186 Capacity-building, 157-158 Federal funding, 143 269

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