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Adult Literacy

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A first look at the literacy of America's adults in the 21st century December 2005 This is a report of the findings of the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) which measured the English lit...
A summary of scientifically based research principles teaching adults to read 2005 This short guide for teachers is based on Research-Based Principles for Adult Basic Education Reading Instruction (Kruid...
Access to literacy education for language minority adults 1992 The digest describes factors that may restrict access to adult literacy education in North America and discusses several...
Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, program year 1999-2000: report to Congress on state performance [summary and CA data only] 2001 This annual report to Congress is mandated by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) of 1998. Each state n...
Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, program year 2000-2001: report to Congress on state performance [summary and CA data only] 2003 This annual report to Congress is mandated by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) of 1998. Each state n...
Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, program year 2001-2002: report to Congress on state performance [summary and CA data only] 2004 This annual report to Congress is mandated by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) of 1998. Each state n...
Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, program year 2002-2003: report to Congress on state performance [summary and CA data only] 2005 This annual report to Congress is mandated by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) of 1998. Each state n...
Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, program year 2003-2004: report to Congress on state performance [summary and CA data only] 2006 This annual report to Congress is mandated by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) of 1998. Each state n...
Adult education literacy instruction: a review of the research October 2010 This report is the product of the NIFL/NCSALL Adult Literacy Research Working Group (ALRWG), a panel of experts on readi...
Adult literacy and education in America: four studies based on the national adult literacy survey 11/10/2001 This report analyzes the literacy proficiencies of the nation’s adults in relation to their schooling, with a special fo...
Adult literacy and the American dream 2002 This essay reviews the first American national literacy movement to make a case for the importance of adult education an...
Adult literacy education: emerging directions in program development 1996 This digest looks at emerging perspectives about adult literacy program development. Included are the relationship betwe...
Adult literacy issues: an update 1989 This digest examines three issues related to adult literacy: the appropriate focus for adult literacy education, profes...
Adult literacy practitioners as researchers 1994 The digest examines thinking that underlies practitioner inquiry, explains the phases of an inquiry process, and gives e...
Adult literacy: overview, programs, and research 1989 Citations from the ERIC database from the period 1987 to 1989 on the topic of adult literacy. Sections include "overvi...
Adult literacy: instructional strategies 1989 This is an annotated list of articles and documents from the ERIC database during the period 1987-1989 on the subject of...
Affecting change in literacy practices of adult learners: impact of two dimensions of instruction November 2000 This Report is a summary of three papers commissioned in 1998 by the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and...
Applying research in reading instruction for adults: first steps for teachers 2005 This book seeks to build adult literacy instructors' knowledge of scientifically based reading research and provide basi...
Auditing and reading: a developmental model 1974 This document applies modern (1974) cognitive science to literacy development with children and adults. The authors crea...
Basic reading skills and the literacy of America's least literate adults: results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) Supplemental Studies February 2009 This report details the results of two of the four components of the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL). ...
Beginning a literacy program unknown This pamphlet provides practical advice to someone who is developing a small adult literacy program. Included are needs...
Four lay-of-the-land papers on the federal role in adult literacy December 18, 2006 The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA, 1998) "provides basic skills instruction through a variety of provid...
Freirean approach to adult literacy education 1990 The paper answers the questions: "What is the Freirean approach?" "What are the key features of the Freirean Approach?"...
From the margins to the mainstream: an action agenda for literacy 2000 This action plan is the culmination of the National Literacy Summit held in Washington in February 2000. The summit pro...
Functional context education: making learning relevant Sept 26, 1997 "Functional Context Education is an approach to education that is based on a cognitive science theory of cognitive devel...
Functional context education: making learning relevant in the 21st century Sept 2005 In this paper, the author provides an introduction to and historical perspective of Functional Context Education, as wel...
Higher education credentials, higher skills, and lost purchasing power: a dilemma for workforce development policy and practice March 10, 2007 In this paper, the author examines the pros and cons of changes to the focus of the Adult Education and Literacy System ...
Invisible citizenship: adult illiteracy in California 1986 The report summarizes the adult illiteracy problem in California. Included are the secondary problems caused by adult i...
Issues in adult literacy education 1991 Explores issues in adult literacy education in the United States. Included are the question of definition, the diverse ...
Just write! guide February 2012 This guide is a resource for ABE teachers, intended to increase familiarity with evidence-based writing instruction and ...
Leading from the middle: the state role in adult education & literacy August 2002 Relative to adult education and literacy, this document examines how well the states are performing leadership functions...
Library and information services for literacy 1990 The bibliography contains nine citations of documents and articles from the ERIC database on the subject of the role of ...
Literacies required for a 21st century workforce: preparing youth and adults for proficiency in the academic, technical and cultural literacies required by a complex work world Feb 22, 2005 This paper - written for the Ohio Career-Technical and Adult Education Leadership and Policy Forum (Feb 2005) - addresse...
Literacy 1998 This fact sheet gives the background of the federal program to address the problem of illiteracy in the United States. ...
Literacy drama: using plays in adult literacy education 1992 This manual includes ideas on using drama to teach adult literacy as well as four original plays and a trilogy of one ac...
Literacy in everyday life: results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy 2007 Published by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), "Literacy in Everyday Life" is the report of the 2003 ...
Making sense of decoding and spelling: an adult reading course of study, teachers' and administrators' guide 2010 This is the teacher and administrator guide for an evidence-based course of study designed to teach adult learners to de...
Measuring the nation's literacy: important considerations 1991 The digest covers the problem of defining literacy, strengths and limitations of various approaches to measuring literac...
National Institute for Literacy, Western Regional States Meeting, March 9 and 10, 1995, Los Angeles, California: Proceedings 1996 The National Institute for Literacy held a two-day regional meeting in Los Angeles to address critical issues in adult l...
Open to interpretation: multiple intelligences theory in adult literacy education 2002 This report examines the applications of the Multiple Intelligence Theory to adult literacy education. The work of Dr. H...
QEd: scientific evidence for adult literacy educators, number 1 of 5 July 2007 This publication includes "ideas and information from...[a] scientific research base on how adults learn to read", descr...
Reading for working, a functional literacy anthology 1975 This is a "compilation of research on job-related literacy". Topics addressed in the three sections of the document inc...
Report on the national survey regarding the services of the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) June 12, 2009 The National Institute for Literacy was established in 1991 by the National Literacy Act (NLA)and reauthorized by the Wo...
Statistics on literacy 1991 This is an annotated list of ten items in the ERIC data base on the subject of statistics in adult literacy programs. ...
Supporting financial literacy in adult education: suggested free on-line curriculum and resources for adult education programs 2009 This pamphlet contains resources to assist adult school teachers and administrators in integrating financial literacy sk...
Synthetic estimates of adult literacy 1996 This Synthetic Estimate of Adult Literacy Table provides information on the estimated levels of literacy of adults by Co...
Teaching reading with adults 2002 This paper discusses literacy as the mastery of graphics technology. The basic elements of the graphic medium - its rel...
The adult education and literacy system (AELS) in the United States: moving from the margins to the mainstream of education Feb 2, 2000 Ways in which the "increased literacy [of adults] " positively impacts work, home, and community, "including improvement...
The impact of a reading intervention for low-literate adult ESL learners December 2010 This is a report on a study of a specific reading intervention for low-literate adult ESL learners. The intervention stu...
The impact of ABS program participation on long-term economic outcomes The research brief describes a longitudinal study which followed 1,000 randomly selected high school dropouts from 1998-...
The impact of ABS program participation on long-term GED attainment December 2014 The research brief describes a longitudinal study followed 1,000 randomly selected high school dropouts from 1998-2007. ...
The impact of ABS program participation on long-term literacy growth The research brief describes a longitudinal study which followed 1,000 randomly selected high school dropouts from 1998-...
The impact of ABS program participation on long-term postsecondary engagement The research brief describes a longitudinal study which followed 1,000 randomly selected high school dropouts from 1998-...
The long-term impact of ABS program participation on voting The research brief describes a longitudinal study which followed 1,000 randomly selected high school dropouts from 1998-...
The role of corporate giving in adult literacy March 2006 This report identifies corporate philanthropy as a major contributor to "sustaining and improving America's system of ad...
U.S. adult literacy program practice: a typology across dimensions of life-contextualized / decontextualized and dialogic / monologic 1998 This typology of adult literacy programs in the United States was created from a survey of 217 agencies. Programs were ...
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