ERIC Number: ED405488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Literacy and Numeracy: Assessing Change. Adult Literacy Research Network.
Cumming, J. Joy, Ed.; van Kraayenoord, Christina E., Ed.
This document contains eight papers from an action research program to foster good practice in adult literacy provision and policy. "Introduction" (J. Joy Cumming, Christina E. van Kraayenoord) presents an overview of the action research project and individual reports. "Assessment: Making a Difference in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Learning" (J. Joy Cumming, Christina E. van Kraayenoord) summarizes the assessment issues presented at the project seminars. The following six papers present the outcomes of the individual research projects: "Assessment as an Ongoing Feature of the Learning Environment" (Catherine Doherty, Francis Mangubhai, Joan Shearer); "Filling in the Blanks: Construct Validity Issues in the Development of Assessment Tasks for Adult Literacy Students" (Ann Kelly);"Moderation of Competency-Based Assessment: Issues and Practice in Adult Literacy and Numeracy" (John Bailey et al.); "Let's Start Reading: The Field Trial of a Computer Program as an Aid in Adult Literacy Teaching" (Maureen Mortimer); "Who's Learning from Whom: A New Teacher Explores Literacy Assessment and Teaching Strategies in an Adult Urban Classroom" (Cherie de Pinna); and "Are Literacy and Numeracy Competencies Achieved by Newstart Clients Transferred to the Clients' Real-Life Context?" (Maureen Cooper, Susan Garside). The final paper, "Writing an Action Research Proposal" (Peter Mountney) describes the focus of the program's research proposal workshops. Contains 12 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Beginning Reading, Competence, Competency Based Education, Construct Validity, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Environment, Educational Strategies, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Numeracy, Outcomes of Education, Reading Tests, Research Proposals, Student Evaluation, Transfer of Training, Urban Areas, Urban Education
Language Australia Publications, level 9, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst., Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia