6. Technology to Promote Adult Literacy. In this chapter, we examine the types of technologies that are available or could be developed for adult literacy instruction. Improving Adult Literacy Instruction Developing Reading and Writing. M ore than an estimated 90 million adults in the United States lack the literacy skills needed for fully productive and secure lives. The effects of this shortfall are many: Adults with low literacy have lower rates of participation in the labor force and lower earnings when they do have jobs, for example.
ProLiteracy is a vibrant global network made up of 1,000 member organizations in the U.S. and partners in 20 developing countries. By helping adults gain literacy skills, we can help reduce poverty, improve public health, and advance human rights in communities and countries around the world. The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy seeks to engage organizations, professionals, policymakers, communities, individuals, and families in a linked, multi-sector effort to improve health literacy. The Action Plan is based on 2 core principles: All people have the right to health.
Dec 01, 2011 · Review of research and evaluation on improving adult literacy and numeracy skills Ref: 11/1418 PDF, 957KB, 211 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.Author: Department For Business, Innovation & Skills.