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274 | Adult Literacy and New Technologies: Tools for a Lifetime Recruiting learners, 161-168,203 technological applications, 12,216-218 Research and development, 19,25-26 Federal role, 127-129 service delivery system, 93-94 technology, 161-162 Right to Read initiative, 131 Ripken Center, 202-204 Scanners, 192 SCANS. See Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills School-based programs, 62 School completion rates. See Educational attainment Scientific literacy, 39 Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary skills, 36-38 Service coordination, 10,23,203,208. See also Partnerships Federal, 153-157, 181-182 Federal agency reorganizations, 156 local, 183-188 program consolidation, 156 State and local, 24, 182-183, 184 technological applications, 12,24-25 Service definitions, 144 Service delivery systems, 30,94-115 policy issues, 126 State, 103 Situational barriers to participation, 62,83, 166 Skills basic, 45, 139-140,206,212 competency, 34-36, 65, 131-132 family, 38-39,40,226-228 Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program, 139- 140,146, 184 life, 32-39,62-63 problem solving, 32-33,71-76 Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills, 36-38 technology, 34-36,89-90,204,206, 207,212 workplace, 36-38,55 SLIAG program See State Legalization Impact Assistance Grants smart cards, 177 Software and programming. See also Computers; Courseware advances, 237-238 availability, 194-196,210 development, 19-20, 170,210,220 distribution, 195 marketplace issues, 216-217,219 research and development, 161-162,220 Speech production and recognition technologies, 191- 192,212,232-233 Staff development, 21-23,157-158,170-175, 203. See also Volunteer training distance learning, 22 technological applications, 12, 162, 176-177 video, 176 Standards for hardware and software, 235 Star Schools Program, 18, 22, 158, 193-194 State and local service providers, 103. See also specific programs reaction to Federal technology policy, 153-154 service coordination, 155-157, 182-188 state funding, 95-99, 100,184 State Legalization Impact Assistance Grants, 103,132, 140, 152 Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, 109 Students. See Learners Target learner groups, 2,6,47-56,64, 144-147, 158. See also specific groups Federal funding, 13, 144-147 Teachers, 114,204-205. See also Staff development certification, 22-23, 171, 174 Teaching methods, 111, 169-170, 175 Technological applications, 88-89,97, 123-126,200 204,205-213 coordination, 24-25, 180-188, 208 curriculum development, 22, 161-162, 169-170, 172-173,210-213 distance learning, 15, 18, 167 ESL programs, 114,176-177,208-209, 210 family literacy, 120-121 Federal provisions for, 150-153, 158 incarcerated adult, 123-126 library program, 108,210 program evaluation, 162, 177-179 recordkeeping, 162, 180-181 recruiting learners, 12,161, 162-164 retaining learners, 164-168 staff development 162, 176-177 teacher certification, 22-23 volunteer programs 104

workplace literacy, 102, 117-119 Technology skills, 34-36, 89-90, 204,206,207,212 Telecommunications, 11, 15, 18, 120, 167, 176, 191, 193-194, 209, 231-237, 241-242. See also Distance learning; Video technologies Telephone service, 191, 199,213,215 Television. See Telecommunications; Video technologies Tests, 45-47, 74-75, 109, 177-179. See also Measurement methods Texas, 19, 103 correctional facilities, 124 Touch screens, 191, 192 Transfer of learning, 76 Underutilization of technologies, 205-206 Unemployment insurance, 53 Vermont distance learning, 15 interactive television, 209 Vermont Interactive Television, 209 Video technologies, 14, 15, 19,90, 124-125,192-194, 208-209. See also Telecommunications access to, 192-194, 199, 239-242 broadcast television, 196, 197-198,209,238 GED preparation, 113, 197-198 immigrants, 208-209 interactive videodiscs, 86, 163, 214 programming, 196,208-211 Index | 275 staff trainin g, 176 telecourses, 15, 193 videocassette recorders, 198-199, 214 videoconferencing equipment, 196-197 video game machines, 15, 191, 200 volunteer training, 104, 176 workplace literacy, 163, 209 Volunteer programs, 103-106, 110-111, 192 technological applications, 104 Volunteer training, 11, 104-106, 176-177. See also Staff development computer networks, 176-177 Welfare recipients. See also Mandatory participation computer-matching systems, 180-181 profiles, 228-231 Workplace literacy, 12-13,36-38,69-71, 102, 115- 119, 224-226. See also Businesses curriculum development, 117-119,212, 220 Federal funding, 142 home computers, 206,207 hypertext/hypermedia systems, 212 recruitment, 163 skills, 36-38, 55 technological applications, 102, 117-119, 163,206, 207,212,220 video, 163, 209 Young Adult Literacy Assessment, 46,48 u. s. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1993 0 - 331-048 QL 3

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