ERIC Number: ED133699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Reading Profile of Functionally Illiterate Adults.
Roberts, Bette H.; Russell, Sheldon Noel
In order to identify the reading behavior and instructional needs of functionally illiterate adults reading below fourth grade level, 50 adults were identified and diagnosed on the Durrell Analysis of Reading Difficulty test and the Slosson Intelligence Test for Children and Adults. In addition, a questionnaire was administered to Oklahoma City adult basic education teachers to establish areas of concern to the teachers. A tutorial instruction component was conducted with four adults, for the duration of the study, to implement a variety of teaching techniques and to gather data on the study habits of functionally illiterate adults. This document discusses the problem, the treatment of data, analysis of results, conclusions and implications of test results, recommendations for testing, the instructional component, and the classroom and instructional recommendations. Tables of findings, a selected bibliography, and three appendixes (teacher survey, sample lesson plan, and list of materials) are included. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central State Univ., Edmond, OK. Coll. of Education.; Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
Note: An Adult Basic Education Special Project