ERIC Number: ED181971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
A Report on Theory and Method for the Study of Literacy Development in Community Colleges.
Roueche, Suanne D.; Hudgens, A. Gayle
The state of the art of literacy development among culturally different adult students is assessed. The report represents the first year's activities of a three-year research project to explore the acquisition of literacy among these adults at community colleges. Chapter I examines the evolutionary nature of the definitions of literacy and discusses philosophical considerations, including the goals of literacy education. Chapter II analyzes sociocultural factors including ethnicity, alienation, sociolinguistics, and cultural relativism. Chapter III discusses the implications of brain research for literacy development, especially those findings from studies on hemispheric specialization concerned with malnutrition and brain growth. Chapter IV examines cognitive considerations, such as cognitive shifts, imagery, language and thought, cognitive maintenance and life style, and comprehension. Chapter V analyzes the administrative and instructional conditions within the community college that promote student success and presents a multi-disciplinary research proposal for the study of a theory and method of literacy development. The report is appended by a review of the year's activities, a listing of proposed activities for the next two years, information on the methods to be used for data collection, and a list of references. (Author/JP)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, Community Colleges, Comprehension, Counseling Effectiveness, Cultural Influences, Ethnicity, Lateral Dominance, Learning, Learning Disabilities, Literacy, Literacy Education, Minority Groups, Neurological Impairments, Nutrition, Organizational Climate, Reading Programs, Research Needs, Sociolinguistics, State of the Art Reviews, Success, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Dept. of Educational Administration.
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