segunda-feira, 23 de agosto de 2010


           It is estimated that one out of every six adults in the United States is Functionally illiterate - unable to read and write for everyday tasks, such as reading the labels on food containers or filling out application forms. At the same time, more than 50 percent of all jobs in this country require more than a hight-school education.
           Adult literacy training is one very important part of the United States effort to provide its citizens with the skills necessary to became produtive members of the work force. Many programs operated by schools and libraries across the country include courses designed to teach adults how to improve their reading and writing skills. In 1989, the First lady, Mrs. Barbara Bush, became head of a national campaing against illiteracy.
Fonte - GO ON. p.51, 3ª edição, LEW Editora.

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