The case for investment in adult basic education

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Author: Morgan, Kevin; Waite, Peter; Diecuch, Michele


Until recently there has been limited research or documentation on the specific impact of adult literacy programs. A number of national and international reports have noted the important correlation between income and education levels. But few have discussed the relationship between active participation in literacy programs and the impact realized on income levels and other key outcomes related to the increase in the stability and well-being of adult learners. This report discusses recent research by Stephen Reder, which examined the correlation between participation in adult basic...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Adult and community education; Outcomes; Skills and knowledge; Literacy; Disadvantaged; Income; Finance

Keywords: Adult basic education; Outcomes of education and training; Return on education and training; Funding; Basic skill

Geographic subjects: North America; United States

Published: Syracuse, New York: ProLiteracy, 2017

Physical description: 13 p.

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'The impact of ABS program participation' reports are indexed in VOCEDplus from TD/TNC 119.201 to TD/TNC 119.204.

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 128.362

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