ERIC Number: ED375302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
The Year in Review. Volume 3: 1993-1994. Reports of Research Conducted by Adult Education Practitioner-Researchers from Virginia.
Virginia Adult Educators Research Network, Dayton.
This document reports findings of eight Virginia adult educators who designed and conducted research projects within their programs. Abstracts and bibliographies appear first. "Why Tutors Do What They Do" (Karen Cook, Jean Dooley, Charles Fuller) examines responses of volunteer literacy tutors to questions about their expectations and training. "Reflective Journal Writing and Its Effects on Teaching Adults" (Susan Holt) reports on an evaluation of a journal writing activity which teachers undertook. "The Use of Portfolios by the Adult Learner/Job Seeker" (Christina Seanor) provides results of a survey of employers on their opinions of student portfolios as sources of relevant information. "Adult Education for the Nightshift Worker" (Cheryl Spainhour) discusses results of interviews with adult learners who work nights to discover their learning needs and patterns. "Learner Participation in Multilevel Class Activities" (Ellen Grote) reports on research into characteristics of successful group activities in a multilevel English as a second language setting. "Why Did I Drop Out of School" (Ophelia C. Bragg, Yvonne R. Harris) describes adult learners' reasons. "Perceptions of a Family Learning Program" (Muriel M. Howard) reports results of interviews with parents and elementary school teachers and an examination of school records to document the academic and behavioral improvements among children in the program. "Adult Education Non-Participation" (Suzanne Cockley) analyzes interview results to identify reasons adults give for not completing school and not enrolling in adult education classes. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research, Educational Research, Employer Attitudes, English (Second Language), Family Literacy, Journal Writing, Literacy Education, Multilevel Classes (Second Language Instruction), Needs Assessment, Participation, Portfolios (Background Materials), Second Language Instruction, Tutors, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Office of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Adult Educators Research Network, Dayton.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia