Word Reading Processes in Adult Learners

  • John P. Sabatini
Part of the Neuropsychology and Cognition book series (NPCO, volume 22)


The National Adult Literacy Survey (Kirsch, Jungblut, Jenkins & Kolstad, 1993) reported estimates of 40 to 44 million Americans with literacy scores in the lowest proficiency level and another 50 millions in the second lowest level of prose literacy skills. Some 4 million of these adults participate in adult literacy and education programs to improve their basic reading skills and further their educational prospects. The adult literacy gap has significant implications for social and economic equity in the U.S. Despite the scope of the problem, our understanding of the reading processes of low literate adults is incomplete, especially when compared with the research base on reading in children.


Word Recognition Reading Comprehension Word Reading Implicit Learning Picture Naming 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Sabatini
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  1. 1.National Center on Adult LiteracyUniversity of Pennsylvania Graduate School of EducationPhiladelphiaUSA

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