Adult literacy levels will influence the economic earning capacity of the workforce

Research has shown that adult literacy levels influence the economic earning capacity of the workforce. Although employers may see improvement of the employee adult literacy levels as a threat because higher remuneration levels will follow, the truth is that employers also benefit from higher adult literacy levels. There are multiple reasons for this. Employees will … Read more

Presentation of information for adult literacy classes

It is extremely important that any visual presentation of information for adult literacy classes be in a language understood by the learners. Radio is the least effective method to present adult literacy classes since it is based only on audio stimulation while the most important way for taking information in, that of visually lacks. It … Read more

Adult reading skills development phases

Adult literacy programs address the specific adult reading skills development phases. It is important to identify the phases and at what level the specific learner is to create appropriate adult reading skills development programs as part of literacy training. The adult reading skills development phases are as follows: Initial decoding stage Confirmation and fluency Using … Read more

Literacy training basics

The literacy training basics entail aspects such as effective communication, writing, reading, and applying the skills obtained through literacy training in the workplace. A staggering number of people in South Africa cannot read or write at all. This places them at a severe disadvantage. Through short but effective literacy training courses, we empower people to … Read more

What is adult literacy training and how does it differ from that offered to school children?

Adult literacy training entails Level 1 to 4 of the ABET program which has aim to provide adult learners the skills they require to read, write, understand, and communicate effectively in a particular language. The main difference between adult literacy training and school literacy training lies in the way that the classes are presented. Since … Read more