TITLE

Illiteracy among Adults

PUB. DATE
November 1979
SOURCE
Education Digest;Nov1979, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study which states that about 15 percent of American adults have serious reading problems and the same number lack the literacy to function adequately in society. The study, which is one of a series to the Ford Foundation on learning research and its applications, indicates that there are 18-64 million adult illiterates in the U.S., depending on the definition of illiteracy. Noting that more than half the adult population in nine states has not completed high school, the report points to wide disparities between the publicly proclaimed goals and the actual achievements of literacy programs, questioning the ability of existing programs to meet the needs of those who need them most.
ACCESSION #
18831171

 

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