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Teacher Perspectives on the Adult Education Profession: National Survey Findings about an Emerging Profession

Author: 
Sabatini, J.; Daniels, M.; Ginsburg, L.; Limeul, K.; Russell, M.; Stites, R.
Date of publication: 
Tue, 2002-01-01

In recent years, many factors have converged to

steadily increase the momentum toward the

professionalization of adult literacy educators. Improving

the quality of instructional practice in the field of adult

education through the professionalization of practitioners

is seen to be at the core of improving the quality of

Proceedings. Conference on Adult Mathematical Literacy

Author: 
Gal, I.; Schmitt, M. J.
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

A three-day Working Conference on Adult

Mathematical Literacy was co-organized in March

1994 in Arlington, VA, by the National Center on

Adult Literacy, the National Council of Teachers of

Mathematics, and the Office of Vocational and Adult

Education of the U.S. Department of Education.

The Impact of Workplace Literacy Programs: A New Model for Evaluating the Impact of Workplace Literacy Programs

Author: 
Mikulecky, L; Lloyd, P.
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

Even though millions of dollars have been invested

in workplace literacy programs, few programs have

been evaluated well. Typically, evaluations have

relied on anecdotes, learner satisfaction

questionnaires, and standardized basic skills tests. An

effective evaluation, however, should consist of two

When Less is More: A Comparative Analysis for Placing Students in Adult Literacy Classes

Author: 
Venezky, R. L.; Bristow, P. S.; Sabatini, J. P.
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

Ideally, adult literacy students should be placed at the

instructional level corresponding to their abilities.

But because abilities are seldom known from prior

instructional experience, a battery of tests is usually

administered. The most widely used such test is the

TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education), a normreferenced,

Supply and Demand for Literacy Instruction in the United States

Author: 
Venezky, R. L.; Wagner, D. A.
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

instruction in the United States are complicated by

(a) changing demands for basic skills in the

workplace, (b) an increase in immigrants who have

limited command of English, (c) changing federal

welfare policies, and (d) limited awareness on the

part of those with low reading and writing ability

The Role of Literacy in the Wealth of Individuals and Nations

Author: 
Berryman, S. E.
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

Historically, technological change and the

internationalization of markets have (a) reduced the

number of jobs in goods-producing industries

relative to service industries, (b) increased the

relative importance of higher skill occupations

within sectors, and (c) broadened skill requirements

Should Reading Disabled Adults Be Distinguished From Other Adults Seeking Literacy Instruction? A Review of Theory and Research

Author: 
Fowler, Anne E.; Scarborough, Hollis, S.
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1995-04-24

 

Although both the adult learning disability

community and adult literacy community deal with

adults whose limited reading skills interfere with

daily living, the pedagogical approaches of the two

communities have differed markedly in terms of

traditional assumptions, target population, and

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