To Ensure America's Future

To Ensure America's Future :Building A National Opportunity System for Adults a February 2005 report by the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL) describes how there are not enough young people in the educational "pipeline" to fill the nation's workforce needs in the decades to come. Thus, it is essential to focus more attention and resources on the three million adult education students in the system and the 30 to 50 million other adults with low basic skills.


Dennis Carlson
Leaving Safe Harbors: Toward a New Progressivism in American education and Public Life. (Routledge Farmer, 2002).

George Demetrion.
Conflicting Paradigms in Adult Literacy Education: In Quest of a U.S. Democratic Politics of Literacy
(Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005).

Larry G.Martin and Elice E. Rogers
Adult Education in an Urban Context
(Jossey-Bass, 2004.)