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state of American literacy

Victoria College Social Sciences Symposium (1989 Victoria, Tex.)

state of American literacy

by Victoria College Social Sciences Symposium (1989 Victoria, Tex.)

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Published by Victoria College Press in Victoria, Tex .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Education -- Aims and objectives -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Papers delivered Feb. 2-4, 1989 at a symposium sponsored by Victoria College.

      StatementVictoria College Social Sciences Symposium.
      ContributionsVictoria College (Tex.)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsLC151 .V53 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 154 p. ;
      Number of Pages154
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1911488M
      LC Control Number90117831
      OCLC/WorldCa20548657

      Reading, Literacy & Education Statistics. The educational careers of 25 to 40 percent of American children are imperiled because they don't read well enough, quickly enough, or easily enough. When the State of Arizona projects how many prison beds it will need, it factors in the number of kids who read well in fourth grade. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.

      The current literacy rate isn't any better than it was 10 years ago. According to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (completed most recently in , and before that, in ), 14 percent of adult Americans demonstrated a "below basic" literacy level in , and 29 .   Since literacy is an essential tool for individuals and states to be competitive in the new global knowledge economy, many positions remain vacant for lack of .

        The latest report on the state of literacy in the United States was a good news/bad news document that reinforced the conclusion of other recent research that the American Author: Edward B. Fiske.   Please be aware that the American Library Association does not accept, distribute, or coordinate donations of books or any other Guide provides information on some of the groups and organizations that do handle book donations - including donations of used books.. If you are seeking book donations, you may be eligible to apply for donations from the groups listed--or one of Author: Ala Library.


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