Did you know that one in six adults in the U.S. have low literacy? Dr. Daphne Greenberg, professor of Educational Psychology and Special Education at Georgia State University, explains the effect of such a staggering statistic on our personal lives and on our nation. In this brief but passionate talk, Greenberg intertwines research and data with personal stories to touch deeply on this often well hidden phenomenon.
View her talk here: Do we care about us? Daphne Greenberg at TEDxPeachtree
Here are a few more resources by Dr. Greenberg on adult literacy:
Greenberg, D. (2013). Adult literacy: The state of the field. Perspectives on Language and Literacy, 39(2), 9-11.
Greenberg, D., Wise, J. C., Frijters, J. C., Morris, R., Fredrick, L. D., Rodrigo, V., & Hall, R. (2013). Persisters and Nonpersisters: Identifying the Characteristics of Who Stays and Who Leaves from Adult Literacy Interventions. Reading And Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 26(4), 495-514.
Taylor, N., Greenberg, D., Laures-Gore, J., & Wise, J. (2012). Exploring the syntactic skills of struggling adult readers. Reading & Writing, 25(6), 1385-1402.
Greenberg, D., Wise, J. C., Morris, R., Fredrick, L. D., Rodrigo, V., Nanda, A. O., & Pae, H. K. (2011). A Randomized Control Study of Instructional Approaches for Struggling Adult Readers. Journal Of Research On Educational Effectiveness, 4(2), 101-117.
Greenberg, D., & Lackey, J. (2006). The Importance of Adult Literacy Issues in Social Work Practice. Social Work, 51(2), 177-179.