ERIC Number: ED340929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Basic Education Research Handbook.
This handbook brings together information on the who, what, where, when, why, and how of adult basic education (ABE) research in Australia. Chapter 1 describes the ABE Research Project that developed this handbook. It summarizes the rationale and context for the project, describes its aims and content, provides details of the information gathering and research process as well as the computerization of the data base, and highlights the outcomes and projected follow-up. Emphasis is on the ABE Research Database, its organization, and format of its entries. Chapter 2 draws together impressions about ABE research in Australia formed in the process of the project. Future priorities for research are listed. Chapter 3 covers a range of issues for doing research in ABE. It provides guidelines for getting started in ABE research, considerations of quantitative and qualitative approaches as they relate to ABE, and references for following up ideas and techniques in detail. Chapter 4 provides a list of the following sources of information for research in ABE: databases and clearinghouses; bibliographies; overviews; organizations, journals, and newsletters; research/teaching centers and courses; and key references by topic. Definitions of the source begin each section. Each source is then described, and a contact for further information is provided. Appendixes include the project survey, lists of survey respondents and people and organizations contacted, an alphabetical list of database keywords, notes on submitting projects for funding, a list of relevant journals and newsletters, and 74 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Clearinghouses, Databases, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Information Sources, Professional Associations, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Projects, Research Tools
School of Adult and Language Education, Faculty of Education, University of Technology, Sydney, P.O. Box 123, Broadway, New South Wales 2007, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Technology Univ., Sydney (Australia).; New South Wales Dept. of TAFE, Ultimo (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia