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Adult literacy

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Adult literacy

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Adult literacy

  1. 1. Adult Literacy
  2. 2. What is Adult Literacy? The impact of low levels of adult literacy What causes Adult Literacy? Solutions to Adult Literacy?
  3. 3. What is Adult Literacy • Adult literacy • Define by National Literacy Act, Congress defined literacy as: An individual ability to read, write, and speak in English, and compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society to achieve one’s goals and develop one’s knowledge and potential
  4. 4. Negative Impacts of Adult Literacy Lower Education Low basic skills High school dropouts Low-skilled incumbent workers Use of technology Working in teams Higher dropout rates Lower college enrollment Increased Prison Population Incarcerated adults Repeat offenders Generation cycles Increase crime rates Parents Learning Affects Children Effects communications Thinking critically Solving problems
  5. 5. IMPACT OF ADULT LITERACY Increase Civic Engagements Greater Personal Income Better Health and Healthcare
  6. 6. Better educated and more literate adults fare better in : • Higher rates of employment and better jobs • Substantial increases in personal income • Increased fiscal contributions to government • Levels of greater success for their children • Increased voter participation • Civic engagement • Better health and more effective healthcare.
  7. 7. Continued • Greater • Competiveness in society • Effectiveness at work • Productivity • Stronger economy • Better job opportunities • Increase workforce • Higher retention levels(clients and employees)
  8. 8. CAUSES OF ADULT LITERACY Many factors can contribute to adult literacy Parents with little education (which may contribute in a multiple of ways) Emphasis of the importance of reading Doing badly many have not completed high school; Difficult living conditions, including poverty; Learning disabilities, such as ADHD, narcolepsy, dyslexia, etc.
  9. 9. Potential solutions Require the persistence efforts of individuals, communities, and government to resolve adult literacy.
  10. 10. Essential tools are needed from equipment to tutors along with personal develop enables positive results regarding Adult literacy. A collaborative, learner-centered approach to literacy instruction for teens and adults. The importance of a learner-centered, collaborative approach to teaching. Provides a focused on the power of literacy to improve the lives of adults and their families, communities and societies. Describes local and national organizations to help adults gain the reading, writing, math, technological, and English skills needed to be successful in todays’ society. Capstone Experience
  11. 11. PLAN Design a website for TLC that attracts volunteers, new clients and sponsors. Acquire more information about Adult literacy and the effects it has on individuals and societies.
  12. 12. Reflection • I learned a great deal about Adult literacy and its effects globally. • I utilized programming langauges (JAVA & HMTL5) to design website. While include newer Social Media application. • This will be an ongoing effort for attracting individual in local and surrounding areas. • Capstone did not go according to plan. (unforeseen circumstances)
  13. 13. PSC STANDARDS Standard 1: 1.1, 1.2., 1.4 Standard 2: 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 27 Standard 3: 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 Standard 4: 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 Standard 5: 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 Standard 6: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3
  14. 14. RESOURCES for Adult Literacy Programs https://literacydirectory.org/ https://learner.lincs.ed.gov/ ald@lincs.ed.gov. http://www.scilearn.com/blog/low-literacy-united- states

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