ERIC Number: ED306396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Focus on Basics: Innovative Teaching Practices for Adults. Volume 2, Number 2.
Martin, Rachel, Ed.; Eddy, David, Ed.
Focus on Basics, v2 n2 Spr 1989
This issue begins with "Listen to a New Word: Publishing from the Grassroots" (Rachel Martin) about a movement to publish the writings of adult literacy participants. The article looks at what these writings have to say about the world and why the world needs to listen. "Effective Practice: Panning for Gold" (Zona Johnson, Sharon Cox) discusses how and why the authors teach writing and point out why everyone needs a "literature of poor folks.""Research within Reach: Participatory Action Research and the Literacy Classroom" (Marilyn Gillispie) discusses a search for a framework to help participants in the classroom move from self-reflection in their writing to analysis and action. Other contents of this issue are excerpts from magazines and literacy publications that print the work of working-class writers, and information on the ways that literacy publishing projects are funding and distributing their materials. (YLB)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Educational Innovation, Literacy Education, Participative Decision Making, Student Developed Materials, Student Publications, Teaching Methods, Writing for Publication
World Education, Inc. 210 Lincoln Street, Boston, MA 02111.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: World Education, Inc., Boston, MA.