21st-Century Literacy: Libraries Must Lead

Ellingson, JoAnn
December 1998
American Libraries;Dec98, Vol. 29 Issue 11, p52
Trade Publication
Questions whether literacy will be the key to economic viability in the 21st century. The public's perception that literacy involves basic skills or English as a second language; The United States congress' definition of literacy in the National Literacy Act; The 1992 assessment of literacy by the Education Testing Service; Challenges libraries face; How literacy impacts the learning power of adults and their desire to participate in society.


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