groups Meetup for all adults who are learning to read in English, whether native English speakers or those learning English as a second language. Both tutors and learners are welcome. Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit (), Cheatham and Lawson (), and Ottoson et al. () contain guidelines for implementing small groups. Bingham et al. () is based on first-hand accounts of the experiences of both leaders and learners in the small group approach.
Drawing groups from various elements of the population, including, if there are any, current adult literacy learners from the community, can yield much helpful information. Key individuals and pre-existing formal or informal groups rooted in the community. Of adults with the lowest literacy levels, 43 percent live in poverty, and 70% of adult welfare recipients have low literacy levels. 2 There is a clear correlation between more education and higher earnings, and between higher educational scores and higher earnings.
The National Coalition for Literacy is an alliance of the leading national and regional organizations dedicated to advancing adult education, family literacy, and English language acquisition in . Adult Ed and Literacy. The Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) administers programs that help adults get the basic skills they need including reading, writing, math, English language proficiency, and problem-solving to be productive workers, family members, and citizens.