ERIC Number: ED132244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Preparing and Selecting Printed Educational Materials for Adult New Readers. Information Series No. 9.
Simpson, Edwin L.; Loveall, Philip W.
This study, in the form of a research review, is designed to aid adult educators as they work in curriculum development and materials selection activities. Its purpose is to provide a guide for evaluation by providing recommended guidelines for the analysis of learning material, a suggested instrument for evaluation, and how to use the instrument. The major contents are grouped under six headings: (1) Background and Scope of the Study, (2) Significant Findings from Major Literacy Studies and Programs, (3) Readability, which emphasizes the physical characteristics of adult education materials, (4) Content Analysis, (5) Expressed Needs of Readers and Their Selections, and (6) Implications for Adult Educators. The appendixes cover half the document and include a complete description of the suggested evaluation instrument: Material Analysis Criteria (MAC) Checklist; an example of evaluation of materials using the MAC Checklist; and selected data from the Lyman study. (WL)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Adult Students, Content Analysis, Educational Needs, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Literacy Education, Reading Material Selection, Research Reviews (Publications), State of the Art Reviews
Northern Illinois University, NIU Information Program, 204 Gabel Hall, De Kalb, Illinois 60115 ($4.25)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. ERIC Clearinghouse in Career Education.; Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb. Dept. of Secondary and Adult Education.