The chapter concludes with a summary of the extent of current knowledge of effective practices in adult literacy instruction and directions for future research. It appears that the bulk of instructors have inadequate or no specific training in best methods for teaching in adult literacy programs The National Academies Press. doi: 10. The Library of Congress Literacy Awards 2013 Best Practices is a review of the 26 semifinalist applications, giving the Library the opportunity to highlight exemplary practices implemented by programs that address illiteracy, aliteracy, or both, in the United States and globally. It should be noted that much has been documented in the literature.
Best Practices for Adult Literacy Introduction The topic of best practices seemed almost as large in scope as adult literacy itself. Though not exactly sure where to start unearthing its riches, I was keenly aware of the necessity of the task. Thirteen years of work with CASP students gave me that edge. organizations that are implementing best practices in literacy and also serves to highlight the extraordinary efforts of the many excellent programs that applied to the 2014 Library of Congress Literacy Awards. These practices will be shared on Read.gov, the Library of Congress reading and literacy promotion website.
As you can see, adult literacy can be looked at in a number of different ways. In planning an adult literacy program, you have to consider all of them, and decide what your community needs and what you have the resources to do. The areas that are generally referred to when adult literacy is discussed are. The Literacy Awards, first announced in January 2013, honor organizations that successfully increase literacy in the United States or abroad. The Literacy Awards also promote the distribution of the most effective methods, and the Best Practices publication is a .