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Adult Literacy and New Technologies - Federation of American ...

Adult Literacy and New Technologies - Federation of American ...

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1 Summary and Policy Options, 1 What Is This Study About? 3 What Is “Literacy’ 3 Who Are the Learners and What Do They Need? 5 What Problems Do Literacy Programs and Providers Face? 9 What Is the Impact of Federal Efforts? 11 How Could Technology Make a Difference? 14 Policy Issues and Options, 16 Building a Base of Technology for Literacy, 17 ■ Improving the System, 21 Experimenting With New Alternatives, 25 Rethink the Federal Role, 26 2 The Changing Character of Literacy, 29 Findings, 30 What Is Literacy? 30 ■ Defining Basic Skills, 32 ■ Beyond the Basics: Changing Views of Essential skills, 33 ■ So What Skills Do People Need? 39 Demographics of Adult Literacy, 41 ■ School Completion Rates, 41 ■ Tests of Literacy Skills, 45 ■ Literacy Target Groups, 47 ■ seeking Better Information, 56 Literacy Needs: Growing or Shrinking? 56 3 Adults as Learners, 61 Findings, 61 Literacy in Everyday Life: Adults With Low Literacy Skills, 62 Profiles of Diversity, 63 ■ Competence and Strength, 65 ■ Strategies for Literacy, 69 Learning in Adulthood 69 Adults Seeking Learning Opportunities, 76 contents ,. . vii

■ The Decision to Participate in Adult Literacy Education, 78 ❑ The Importance of Motivation, 81 ■ Why People Do Not Participate, 82 Meeting Adult Learner Needs: The Role of Technology, 84 ■ Reaching Learners Outside of Classrooms, 85 ■ Using Learning Time Efficiently, 85 ■ Sustaining Motivation, 86 ■ Individualizing Instruction, 88 ■ Providing Access to Information Tools, 89 Conclusions, 89 4 The Literacy System: A Patchwork of Programs and Resources, 93 Findings, 93 The Delivery System, 94 ■ Who Provides the Funds? 94 ■ Who Administers Programs and Provides the Services? 99 ■ Who Is Being Served? 107 ■ What Kinds of Instruction Do They Receive? 109 ■ Who Are the Teachers? 115 New Emphases in Literacy Programs, 115 ■ Workplace Literacy, 115 ■ Family Literacy, 119 ■ Programs for Incarcerated Adults, 121 Policy Implications, 126 5 The Federal Role in Adult Literacy Education, 127 Findings, 127 Growth of the Federal Role in Adult Literacy, 129 ■ Historical Perspective, 129 ■ The Modem Federal Role Takes Shape, 129 ■ Public Awareness, “Bully Pulpit,” and National Leadership, 131 ■ Congress “Discovers” Adult Literacy: 1986 to the Present, 132 Current Federal Role, 133 ■ The Number of Federal Literacy Programs, 135 ■ Agency Roles, 136 ■ Federal Dollars, 137 ■ New Emphases, 142 ,.. Vlll

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