Distinguished University Professor Daphne Greenberg took place on a panel called “Literacy is Key” at the Education and Workforce Speaker Series. Greenberg’s presentation introduced attendees to adult literacy.
Greenberg’s presentation covered the following topics:
- Definition of literacy
- Prevalence of low and proficient literacy of adults in the U.S.
- Prevalence of low and proficient literacy of adults in Georgia
- Consequences of low adult literacy
- Who are adults with low literacy?
- Signs people show who have low literacy
- Adult literacy students’ goals
- Types of adult literacy instruction
- Approaches to adult literacy instruction
- Location of adult literacy instruction
- Quotes from adult literacy students
- Needs of adult literacy students
- What we know from research/practice
- What do we still need to know
“My panel is part of a four-part series that will conclude with a summary that identifies the key long-term goals with policy recommendations and pragmatic steps Georgians can take during the Georgia’s 2022 legislative session. With infrastructure, workforce and education legislation being proposed at a national and state level, Georgians have an opportunity to shape education and workforce policies and programs that are grounded in science and evidence-based best practices. These changes can provide immediate impact and drive lasting change.”