Literacy for the Twenty-First Century: Research, Policy, Practices, and the National Adult Literacy Survey


Describing in-depth empirical investigations of factors related to adults' literacy skills, Literacy for the 21st Century summarizes the National Adult Literacy Survey. Conducted in 1992, the NALS is the largest assessment ever conducted on adults' literacy skills and has significant implications for educational practices at the turn of the century.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • M. Cecil Smith
  • Stephen Reder
  • Irwin S. Kirsch
  • Adam Walinsky
  • Alice Johnson
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1998


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