This paper reports a pilot project at Harvard Medical School HMS that taught medical students the importance of plain language communication by collaborating with adult literacy students. Classes provided students with patient-doctor communication experience and health information. After a lecture on health literacy and cross-cultural care, a librarian taught students where to find high-quality, easy-to-read, and non-English health information.
The Capacity to Share pp Cite as. In Timor-Leste, a national adult literacy campaign supported by a small team of Cuban advisers was launched in This unusual and innovative experiment in mass popular adult education, undertaken with high levels of local involvement and minimal donor support, stands in sharp contrast with the more dominant neoliberal models of education and training for state building, favored by international agencies such as the World Bank.
We hope the benchmarks will provide a starting point for policy dialogue between governments, funding agencies, NGOs, and those adults who have been deprived of their right to education. They might also be used as a checklist against which a government or donor might ask questions about an existing or proposed programme. However, they are not intended as a blueprint or a set of conditions.
Department of Education. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. This chapter examines the characteristics and performance of adult immigrants and adult English language learners on the National Assessment of Adult Literacy.
Current issues and innovative work in teaching and learning reading, writing, numeracy and technology in adult literacy and essential skills in Alberta. Investigator: Sandi Loschnig sloschnig bowvalleycollege. Abstract: The two-year project was designed to examine the impact of accountability on the adult literacy field across the country and explore new ways of approaching it.
Research on adult literacy and numeracy helps educators and policy-makers respond to the needs of adult learners. This report considers how the ALRP has contributed to the adult language, literacy and numeracy sector. It also draws attention to areas that were not addressed during the life of the program and highlights how literacy and numeracy issues fit in the current political focus of social inclusion and skills reform.
Evidence that dumbing down is not inevitable. FOR a quarter of a century, surveys of reading habits by the National Endowment for the Arts NEAa federally-funded body, have been favourite material for anyone who thinks America is dumbing down. So it is a surprise that this bellwether seems to have taken a turn for the better.
In no previous epoch of history was war so vilified and peace so consciously pursued through the establishment of international organizations and diplomatic exchanges. Despite these endeavors, the levels of domestic and international violence within human populations and the ravages visited upon animals and the natural world by humans vastly. Scope and Slant The scope of JAAL is mostly focused on helping educators promote and improve literacy inside and outside of school. Literacy includes reading and writing, which would explain why JAAL contains articles about both components of literacy—although they are more focused on reading than writing.
The ALLS allows for some comparison of literacy skill levels to those reported inand comparison of Australians' literacy skills with those of other countries. The purpose of ALLS was to: assess the skills of adult Australians in prose and document literacy, numeracy, and problem solving; collect general participant information, including familiarity with information and communications technology; and determine the relationships of each of the assessed skills to participants' social and economic status. The ALLS was designed to identify and measure literacy, which can be linked to the social and economic characteristics of people both across and within countries.