[Technology 1204] Aug. 29 Webcast: Health Literacy of America's Adults

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Maralit, Mary Jo MMaralit at NIFL.gov
Mon Aug 13 09:45:25 EDT 2007


SAVE THE DATE for a LIVE webcast!

Health Literacy of America's Adults:
Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy

WHEN: August 29, 2007
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Mountain Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM Pacific Time

** Registration information will be shared in a future posting, but for now,

SAVE THE DATE for a LIVE webcast on Wednesday, August 29! **

For more information about this webcast or The National Institute for
Literacy,
go to: http://www.nifl.gov.


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The August 29 webcast will focus on the Health Literacy of America's Adults:
Results of the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) 2003.

The live webcast will feature:
* Dr. Sheida White directs the National Assessment of Adult Literacy
at the National Center for Education Statistics (or NCES). Her doctoral
degree is in linguistics from Georgetown University. After working as a
full-time reading researcher for 6 years, she joined NCES in 1991. During
the first 8 years at NCES, she monitored the National Assessment of
Education Progress (NAEP). Since 1999, she has been directing the NAAL
project. Dr. White has taught non-native English speaking adults. She
created a guided reading program to address the reading comprehension needs
of slow readers. Her articles have appeared in journals such as "Language in
Society" and "Reading Research Quarterly".

* Other panelists: TBA. The webcast will be moderated by Dr. Sandra
L.
Baxter, Director of the National Institute for Literacy.

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The National Institute for Literacy has hosted a number of web casts
presenting information, findings and results from the National Assessment of
Adult Literacy (NAAL), for more information on these webcast, please go to:
http://www.nifl.gov/nifl/NAAL2003.html.


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