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The Science of Adult Literacy

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2020-01
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2020-01
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This report considers the science of adult literacy acquisition, with the goal of identifying principles that may improve the effectiveness of adult literacy programs. We define literacy as a continuum, from emerging literacy, through improving literacy, to fluent literacy and we outline the factors that influence how far along that continuum an adult learner is likely to proceed. Four nested levels are identified at which obstacles to literacy progress operate, but to which adult learners may also bring strengths.
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Thomas, Michael S.C.; Knowland, Victoria C.P.; Rogers, Cathy. 2020. The Science of Adult Literacy. Social Protection and Jobs Discussion Paper;No. 2001. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/33278 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
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