Adult literacy has a global effect on adult learners
I will be discussing several negative impact of adult literacy
What may contribute to Adult literacy Causes of family educational background
Environment Low income neighborhood Improvised conditions Social structures
What are the solutions of Adult literacy Without identifying the causes it will redundant efforts in resolving adult literacy
These negative impacts have a ripple effect that cycles not only through the individual but throughout socioeconomic structures and all things entangled within a community.
Individuals can actively engaged in politics, community activities, and state programs.
With positive impact may allow individuals to increase personal development and income This may contribute to better living arrangements, retirement, and enhance financial independence. Personal income may also allow more to contribute to society, one’s family and expenses.
Health care may contribute to reduce illness, diseases, and poor eating, sleeping, and nutrition habits.
Better educations provides opportunities for socioeconomic contributions
Feeling a sense of contributions to society, workplace, family and communities
There are numerous contributing factors to adult literacy
Poor educational system Political mis-management
Social structures, financial status, personal development and environment,
Adult literacy has been a stumbling block for growth within governments and communities. It reduces growth or potential of a nation. Adult literacy may have to be re-enforced at the early stages of child development.
Billions of dollars have been contributed to resolving adult literacy.
There are many resources for locating Adult Literacy programs There is a strong effort for resolving adult literacy and reducing its impact upon society.
What is Adult Literacy?
The impact of low levels of adult literacy
What causes Adult Literacy?
Solutions to Adult Literacy?
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
Negative Impacts of Adult Literacy
Low basic skills
High school dropouts
Low-skilled incumbent workers
Use of technology
Working in teams
Higher dropout rates
Lower college enrollment
Increase crime rates
IMPACT OF ADULT LITERACY
Better Health and
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.
• Competiveness in society
• Effectiveness at work
• Stronger economy
• Better job opportunities
• Increase workforce
• Higher retention levels(clients and employees)
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.
Require the persistence efforts of individuals,
communities, and government to resolve adult literacy.
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.
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
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RESOURCES for Adult Literacy Programs