Video Webcast - Public Discussion on Improving Adult
A high level of literacy is necessary for succeeding in
a competitive job market, supporting a family, navigating
health information, and participating in civic activities.
Yet 43 percent of U.S. adults lack the literacy skills to
lead fully productive and secure lives, says the recently
released National Research Council report Improving Adult
Literacy: Options for Practice and Research.
The Research Council will host a public discussion
about the educational needs of adults with low literacy and
strategies for improving their employment and economic
opportunities. Members of the report's authoring
committee and invited experts will discuss the report's key
findings and recommendations and consider how they may be
used to shape and support activities at federal, state, and
local levels for improving adult literacy instruction.
Copies of the report can be downloaded for free
The event will take place on Wednesday, May 30, from 9
a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EDT in Room 100 of the National Academies'
KeckCenter, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Seating is limited; reporters who wish to attend
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