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Health Literacy: Why Reading Matters
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on November 19, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

 

This week, we are spotlighting an article from the ProLiteracy research journal, Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy. An excerpt of the article “Health Insurance Literacy and Low Wage Earners: Why Reading Matters,” by Iris Feinberg, Georgia State University; Daphne Greenberg, Georgia State University; Elizabeth L. Tighe, Georgia State University; and Michelle Mavreles Ogrodnick, Georgia State University is highlighted. 


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Veterans Advocate for Parent Education and Literacy
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on November 13, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryStories from the FieldcategoryAdvocacy

 

Tom Sticht, retired International Consultant in Adult Education, shared his experiences with National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) Board of Directors member Wally “Famous” Amos. The cookie connoisseur speaks to the importance of family literacy and his concern for the intergenerational effects of an adult’s literacy on their children’s literacy.


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Does the Literacy Level of an Adult Affect Their Ability to Vote?
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on November 11, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

 

For millions of adults the biggest concern on Election Day isn’t the long lines, but rather being able to read the ballot. For voters unable to read, low literacy creates a dark cloud over the polls that rains intimidation, confusion, and embarrassment.


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Linking Root Words and Derived Forms for Adult Struggling Readers: A Pilot Study
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on September 03, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips
Linking Root Words and Derived Forms for Adult Struggling Readers

Check out this week's excerpt from the new ProLiteracy research journal, “Linking Root Words and Derived Forms for Adult Struggling Readers: A Pilot Study”by Susan H. Gray.

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Multigenerational Effects of Adult Education on Family Learning
Joyce Hartman



A growing body of research on early childhood education (ECE) preschool programs that have been studied longitudinally for some half a century suggests that, to a very large extent, the long-term success of these programs can be attributed to the adult education received by the parents of the preschool children


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