Your contribution can help change lives. Donate now. Sixteen training modules for teaching core skills. Learn more. Author's Note : I've spent nearly 20 years in adult education, 13 of those helping to found and run The Literacy Project, a community based adult literacy program in western Massachusetts.
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Public libraries are one source of adult literacy programs within communities Kroe, Garner, and Sheckells Literacy programs included in this study may be provided within library outlets by the individual library outlets themselves, by the library systems to which the outlets belong, or by outside organizations in collaboration with the library outlet. This chapter provides information about adult literacy program offerings supported by public library outlets, including the types of literacy programs offered and the groups for which adult literacy programs are specifically offered. Reasons library outlets do not offer adult literacy programs are also discussed. Adult Literacy Program Offerings Adult literacy programs, including adult basic literacy skills, pre-GED, GED, English as a second language, and family literacy, were offered by 17 percent of public library outlets during the 12 months prior to the survey figure 2. For this survey, a library outlet was considered to offer an adult literacy program if the outlet provided funding, instructional materials, or staff to support the literacy program, or if the library system ran the literacy program within or on behalf of the individual library outlet. Thus, adult literacy programs that took place within the library outlet but were run by other agencies or organizations such as the local school district or the Literacy Volunteers of America with no other involvement of the library outlet or system were not considered offerings of the library outlet or system.
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Department of Education. The Division of Adult Education and Literacy DAEL administers programs that help adults get the basic skills they need including reading, writing, math, English language proficiency, and problem-solving to be productive workers, family members, and citizens. Our office provides funds to states for adult education and literacy programs. The amount each state receives is based on a formula established by Congress. States, in turn, distribute funds to local eligible providers to develop, implement and improve adult education and literacy activities.
Instruction in reading, mathematics, oral and written communication, and computer skills for students reading below the ninth-grade level or within the National Reporting System's Level 1 - 4. Reading instruction focuses on reading skills highlighted in "Applying Research in Reading Instruction for Adults". Academic performance is measured using the TABE.