Running Head: ADULT ILLITERACY1Adult IlliteracyPatricia ColemanGEN499: General Education CapstoneInstructor: Regina WeatherfordSeptember 18, 2017
ADULT ILLITERACY2In the world, we live in today illiteracy has become a very common problem that has gone unnoticed for many years. Illiteracy has no limitations when it comes to men, women, children or race. People who suffer from will not have the same opportunities as others who are illiterate. Parent who are not illiterate can’t teach their children how to become educated because they have never been exposed to being educated. This issue for most people dates back to generations of parents who have suffered from adult illiteracy and has passed it on their children.Illiteracy in adults is a very serious problem affects millions of entities around the world, including America. Most adults in America can’t read and understand a simple newspaper ads orother information such as articles, books, and instruction on their medication bottle. Often, we assume that everyone else has the necessary skills that we have and we think that other will perform by the same method but not true. In the United States, there are people who need help reading the instructions to fill out a simple job application and reading signs to find directions in the city they live in. Adults who suffer from illiteracy settle for in the low-income job and live in areas where crime and poverty is increased. Individuals who are not taught to read or write will never be able to live successful lives to be able to form opinions of their own they will always live on what others think or say and believe.Thesis StatementGlobally, we can terminate the negative reoccurring cycles of adult illiteracy by assisting adults with more instructive programs that teach them the necessary skills for learning to read and write to have the same opportunities as others. Annotation 1
ADULT ILLITERACY3Although, the problem of illiteracy is not new, there have been increasing expectations for adult literacy in the United States and across the world, particularly as it relates to one’s status, employment and ultimate productivity Robinson (2012).