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Series # :
  ETAOP 2010-17
Title :
  Survival Literacy Training for Non-Native-English-Speaking Workers
Release Date :
  December 28, 2010
Abstract :

According to the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) data, 62 percent of non-native-English-speaking workers are Hispanic, more than a third do not have a high school diploma, about 20 percent do not speak English, and 25 percent learned English as adults but likely have limited English skills. The report, Survival Literacy Training for Non-Native-English-Speaking Workers, concludes that the literacy proficiency of these workers show that literacy is closely associated with length of employment, wages earned, hours worked, and occupations held.

Other reports developed using the 2003 NAAL data include:

ETAOP 2010-11 Overcoming the Language Barrier: The Literacy of Non-Native-English-Speaking Adults
ETAOP 2010-12 Preparing Youth for the Future: The Literacy of America's Young Adults
ETAOP 2010-13 Gaining the Skills for Employment: The Literacy of Female Public Assistance Recipients
ETAOP 2010-14 Preparing for Life Beyond Prison Walls: The Literacy of Incarcerated Adults Near Release
ETAOP 2010-15 Building Career Ladders for the Working Poor Through Literacy Training
ETAOP 2010-16 Workers in Declining Industries: Literacy's Role in Worker Transitions



Publication Author(s)
American Institutes for Research
  • Lee Bruno
Full Text Document(s)
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