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Can adults become fluent in newly learned scripts?
(Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2012)
Adults learning new scripts have difficulty becoming automatic readers. They typically read haltingly, understand little of what they read, and may forget letter values. This article presents the hypothesis that halting ...
Visual and linguistic factors in literacy acquisition: Instructional implication for beginning readers in low income countries
(World Bank, 2013)
Improving the quality of literacy teaching may require intervening at different levels, for example, encouraging school attendance and optimizing textbook format and teaching methods. Reading is a complex task involving ...
Strategies and policies for literacy
Executive Summary Despite the existence of about one billion illiterates in the world, adult literacy programs make up 1–5 percent of government or donor budgets, and they remain severely underfunded in comparison to ...
Adult Literacy: A Review of Implementation Experience
(World Bank, Operations Evaluation Department, 2003)
Worldwide, nearly a billion adults, at least 600 million of them women, are illiterate. Adult literacy is highly relevant to poverty alleviation efforts worldwide, because in the 21st century much of the information needed ...
What we know about acquisition of adult literacy: is there hope?
(The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/World Bank, June 1994)
Literacy acquired in childhood positively influences quality of life, but the effects of literacy acquired in adulthood are not well known. Experience shows that literacy is not easily disseminated to adults and that the ...