ERIC Number: ED254757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Research and Development Agenda.
Phillips, Kathleen; And Others
The National Adult Literacy Project's research and development agenda, developed through a literature survey and consultation with practitioners and scholars, is elaborated in this paper. Each of the seven topic areas begins with a rationale for its importance and a brief review of relevant research. Proposals for research studies and/or development activities are recommended, and some specific procedural suggestions are made. The seven topics are (1) unique attributes of adult beginning readers; (2) learner diagnosis and assessment, including diagnosis of learning-disabled adults, assessment of job-related skills, assessment of other functional skills, and guidelines for more effective use of tests and development of alternative approaches; (3) staff training; (4) impact of literacy programs on students' quality of life; (5) teacher characteristics and methodologies--the need for cultural sensitivity; (6) technology; and (7) literacy development in other countries. The appendix brings together all of the research and development proposals in a single list. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Adults, Beginning Reading, Educational Assessment, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Technology, Functional Literacy, Individual Characteristics, Quality of Life, Research and Development, Research Needs, Research Proposals, Staff Development, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.; Network of Innovative Schools, Inc., Andover, MA.
Identifiers: National Adult Literacy Project
Note: For related documents, see ED 253 772-776 and CE 041 341-344. Prepared for the National Adult Literacy Project.