ERIC Number: ED372237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Year in Review. Volume 2: 1992-1993. Reports of Research Conducted by Adult Education Practitioner-Researchers from Virginia.
Virginia Adult Educators Research Network, Dayton.
This volume contains five reports of practitioner research projects within adult education programs in Virginia. "Learning in Everyday Life" (Susan Erno, Diane Foucar-Szocki) explores use of a monthly calendar as a time management and goal-setting tool for adult learners in a workplace setting. "Factors Related to Student Retention in Adult Education" (Antigone Barton et al.) is an examination of this issue in Virginia and in Cheshire, England, It concludes that two reasons for students choosing to stay are student responsibility for learning and the phenomenon of bonding in the classroom. "Why Do Well-Prepared Learners Delay Taking the GED?" (Barbara Guthrie) reports on research that found that the most dominant reason for delaying taking the General Educational Development (GED) Test was fear of both failure and success. "It's Almost Like Having Two Brains" (Laura Doyle, Susan Erno) examines the collaborative action research experience of adult education teachers and finds that the teacher-researchers appear to be very reflective, become experimenters or risk-takers, and share and learn from each other. "Calculator Use in Mathematics Instruction and Standardized Testing" (Martha Gilchrist) is a review of the literature from 1976-93. It examines three topics: the calculator in mathematics instruction, the calculator in standardized mathematics assessment, and a sample of research on the calculator in mathematics education. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Action Research, Adult Education, Adult Students, Calculators, Cooperation, Dropout Research, Education Work Relationship, Educational Research, Failure, Fear of Success, Goal Orientation, Lifelong Learning, Literature Reviews, Mathematics Instruction, School Holding Power, Student Attrition, Teacher Researchers, Test Anxiety, Time Management
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Office of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Adult Educators Research Network, Dayton.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia