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ERIC Number: ED254757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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.