ERIC Number: ED372302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-29
Online Action Research Database.
Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, San Diego, CA.
This document begins with a summary of the Online Action Research (OAR) project, which had the following objectives: (1) examine the effectiveness of instructional approaches and classroom practices in adult basic education (ABE) and adult English as a Second Language (ESL); (2) use a variety of assessment strategies to determine literacy outcomes and the results of action research; (3) provide an alternative form of staff development for ABE and adult ESL teachers; (4) explore the use of networking technology (electronic mail) to facilitate the research process; and (5) collect and disseminate an online database of literacy action research. The database serves as a forum for other adult ESL teachers and ABE teachers, administrators, and researchers were are interested in conducting action research. Following the summary, the document includes a list of OAR staff, description of the database contents, and instructions for accessing it online or on diskette. The first section of the database contains the following: research topics and questions, research summaries from the 12 individual teachers, descriptions of interventions and assessment methods for research questions, findings, suggestions for future research, and resources/bibliography by research topic. The section on the classes defines program levels, summarizes class settings, and describes individual teachers' class settings. Statistics on each class' demographics are provided. The section on the teachers contains names and addresses of the 12 teachers and teacher profiles summarized and by individual teacher. The technology section details the types of computer equipment used by the teachers and by project staff, profiles of individual teacher use of computers, and reflections on the use of technology from teachers and project staff. The sixth section provides reflections on action research from teachers, managers, and research facilitators, as well as 31 resources on action research and copies of 11 forms used. (KC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, San Diego, CA.
Note: The seventh section, complete data records for individual teachers, is not included in this document.