Examines four "puzzling" results of the National Adult Literacy Survey: (1) the ability to use printed information effectively is unevenly distributed in the United States; (2) adults exhibited a large gap between performance and perception of literacy skills; (3) increased literacy did not always correspond with significant earnings increases; and (4) women need effective literacy instruction.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy
Bowen, Betsy A., "Four Puzzles in Adult Literacy: Reflections on the National Adult Literacy Survey" (1999). English Faculty Publications. 4.
Bowen, Betsy A. "Four Puzzles in Adult Literacy: Reflections on the National Adult Literacy Survey." Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 42.4 (Jan 1999): 314-323.