An Action Agenda for Literacy
This report represents the culmination of a year-long process that began with the National Literacy Summit 2000 held in Washington, DC, in February 2000. At that Summit, 150 participants began to craft an action agenda to move adult literacy forward in the 21st century. Since then, over 30 regional and local meetings were held to provide feedback and refine the recommendations contained in the draft agenda. In addition to these meetings, many individuals from across the US provided their feedback to the process. The report makes a number of recommendations on how the field, policy makers, business leaders, and other partners can work together to achieve the goal. While some of the recommendations sound familiar, there is a new call to action in the areas of federal and state funding.
The report is available free of charge. To order printed copies of From the Margins to the Mainstream: An Action Agenda for Literacy, contact : ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398 Jessup, MD 20794-1398, USA, Tel. 1-800-228-8813, TTY/TDD: 1-877-576-7734, Fax (301) 470-1244, WWW : http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html The report is available online in pdf format at : http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/lps7161/margins_to_mainstream.pdf (00.11.24)