The Urgent Need to Address Workforce Readiness in Adolescent Literacy Intervention The literacy skills adolescents now need to be successful in school and the workplace are much different from those of 20 years ago. Today, adolescents must engage in high literacy to achieve in the competitive, 21st century, global marketplace. In this article, the authors discuss workforce readiness as a framework ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2010
The Urgent Need to Address Workforce Readiness in Adolescent Literacy Intervention
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  • Barbara J. Ehren
    University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • Kimberly Murza
    University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
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Article   |   October 01, 2010
The Urgent Need to Address Workforce Readiness in Adolescent Literacy Intervention
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, October 2010, Vol. 17, 93-99. doi:10.1044/lle17.3.93
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, October 2010, Vol. 17, 93-99. doi:10.1044/lle17.3.93

The literacy skills adolescents now need to be successful in school and the workplace are much different from those of 20 years ago. Today, adolescents must engage in high literacy to achieve in the competitive, 21st century, global marketplace. In this article, the authors discuss workforce readiness as a framework for delivering literacy intervention that has the potential to make a significant impact on the success of adolescents who struggle. They address specific contributions of speech-language pathologists in this arena.

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