Proposal On Adult Literacy

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Little is known for acquiring literacy. As Quigley (1997) claimed, we actually barely know about those who were studied in the literacy studies. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy, 32 million adults in the U.S. can’t read. That’s about 14 percent of the population. It is a call for researchers to draw attention on developing adult literacy program. Admittedly, many articles discuss about adult literacy levels and their participation in a general view (Kutner, Greenberg, & Baer, 2005; U.S. Department of Education Co-operation and Development), but this article intends to focus on a case study of low literacy adult learners in ESL (English as a second language) reading context. The main point of this research was to observe how the reading acquisition happened in LLA (Low Literacy Adult). Are there any useful learning strategies for LLA reading? In broad prospect, the research eagers to enlighten those who teach and instruct ESL adult learners.

1. Discussion about Literacy
Literacy is a fundamental social skill in our life. Many past studies of adult literacy have tried to count the “low literacy” in the U.S, evaluating literacy as a simple checklist that individuals either do or do not have, however, the definition of the literacy are still argued in the teaching field that many researchers think it’s too simple to narrow down the literacy into rigid categories.
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