ERIC Number: ED415385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Focus on Basics, 1997.
Focus on Basics, v1 nA-D 1997
Together, these four newsletters contain 36 articles devoted to adult literacy research and practice and the relationship between them. The following articles are included: "A Productive Partnership" (Richard J. Murnane, Bob Bickerton); "Welcome to 'Focus on Basics'" (Barbara Garner); "Applying Research on the Last Frontier" (Karen Backlund, Kathy Bond); "Understanding Quantitative Research about Adult Literacy" (Thomas Valentine); "An Odyssey for an Answer" (Grace Temple); "Research with Words: Qualitative Inquiry" (Glynda Hull); "Finding Out for Myself" (Eileen Barry); "On 'Reading' Teacher Research" (Susan L. Lytle); "Knowing, Learning, Doing: Participatory Action Research" (Juliet Merrifield); "A New Center for Research on Adult Learning and Literacy" (John Comings, Cristine Smith); "Learning to Love Reading" (Donna Earl); "Building a Research Agenda" (John Comings); "There's Reading...And Then There's Reading" (Victoria Purcell-Gates); "Models of Reading and the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Student: Implications and Limitations" (David E. Eskey); "Rediscovering Themselves: Learning to Read for Survival" (Melissa Nieves); "What Silent Reading Tests Alone Can't Tell You" (John Strucker); "The ESOL Adult and the Push towards Meaning" (Judith Rance-Roney); "Reversing Reading Failure in Young Adults" (Mary E. Curtis, Ann Marie Longo); "Reconceptualizing Roles: Mathematics and Reading" (Mary Jane Schmitt); "Building Community and Skills through Multilevel Classes" (Judy Hofer, Pat Larson); "Welcome to 'Focus on Basics'" (Barbara Garner);"Multiple Levels, Multiple Responsibilities" (Lenore Balliro); "The Multilevel Umbrella" (Miriam Burt); "Technology Melts Classroom Walls" (Susan K. Cowles); "A Foundation for Learning Math" (Jan Phillips); "When the 'Multi' Is Generational and Cultural" (Eileen Barry); "Multilevel Literacy Planning and Practice" (Cathy Shank, Lynda Terrill); "Focus on Research: Longitudinal Study of Adult Learners" (Barbara Garner); "Poe, Alcoholism, and ESOL" (Lynne McCarthy, Bernadette Comeau); "Welcome to 'Focus on Basics'" (Barbara Garner); "The Theory Behind Content-Based Instruction" (Thomas G. Sticht); "Too Little Time and Too Many Goals: Suggested Remedies from Research on Workplace Literacy" (Larry Mikulecky); "Hooked on Learning: The Internet Poetry Project Changes Teacher and Students" (Linda W. Parrish); "The Process and the Product: Involving Students in Choosing Content and Developing Materials Leads to Change" (Char Ullman, Aliza Becker); "The Impact of Content-Based Instruction: Three Studies" (Barbara A. McDonald); and "Focus on Research: Health and Literacy" (Barbara Garner). (MN)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Beginning Reading, Computer Uses in Education, Content Area Reading, Curriculum Development, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Technology, English (Second Language), Functional Literacy, Intergenerational Programs, Internet, Mathematics Skills, Multicultural Education, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Participatory Research, Partnerships in Education, Reading Skills, Remedial Reading, Research Methodology, Silent Reading, Skill Development, Student Centered Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Postsecondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, Boston, MA.