TITLE

21st-Century Literacy: Libraries Must Lead

AUTHOR(S)
Ellingson, JoAnn
PUB. DATE
December 1998
SOURCE
American Libraries;Dec98, Vol. 29 Issue 11, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
1367032

 

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