ERIC Number: ED355357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Summary of Research on Implementing Whole Language Learning in Adult Basic Education Settings.
Connell, James V., Ed.
This summary reports on a research project that looked at the relationship of whole language instruction to adult basic education (ABE) learning. It begins with the background of the three research projects. This section discusses the staff development program that enabled teachers to understand whole language, its principles, and its strategies and the research projects that were conducted simultaneously with the staff development program as ABE teachers began to implement whole language in the classroom. The next section provides an abstract from the 1990 National Reading Conference symposium presentation "Implementing Whole Language Learning in Adult Basic Education Settings", summarizing three reports. The research reports include: "Implementing Whole Language Learning: Adult Literacy Teachers' Problems and Concerns" (Padak et al.); "An Interim Research Report of the Influence of a Staff Development Process Emphasizing Whole Language Teaching Principles on ABE Teachers' Perceptions of Literacy and Their Literacy Teaching Practices" (Connell et al.); and "Adult Basic Education on Learners' Perceptions of Literacy Learning at the Onset of Implementation of Whole Language Instructional Practices" (Padak). The two final sections highlight eight insights gleaned from the research reports and suggest future research projects. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Adult and Community Services.
Authoring Institution: N/A