Today is International Literacy Day!! While this is a great opportunity to reread one of your favorite classic books, it’s also a chance to reflect on the sobering reality that, according to the Department of Education, 30 million American adults can’t take part in that simple pleasure because they are unable to read well. That’s one out of every seven adults in this country. This document is the third volume of the Adult Literacy Leadership Project, an effort to identify the educational and training needs of Florida's literacy personnel--instructors, administrators, and advisors. Volume three contains an annotated bibliography on effective strategies for combatting adult illiteracy. The bibliography covers the following subjects: (1) definitions of functional Author: Edith Crew, Peter Easton.
5 Solutions to Illiteracy - Vision Launch Media. Apr 23, · ProLiteracy believes that to combat some of our world's biggest problems — poverty, world health, gender inequality, and others — we have to start by building literacy among our adult population.
The Role of Volunteers in Combating Adult Illiteracy. Kangisser, Dianne This document traces the history of volunteerism in the literacy field, discusses the current role and use of volunteers, and assesses the potential and the limits of volunteerism as a current and future means for overcoming illiteracy in the United States. Improving adult literacy would have enormous economic benefits. Bringing all adults to the equivalent of a sixth grade reading level would generate an additional $ trillion – or 10% of GDP – in annual income for the country. 6.