ERIC Number: ED417298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Adult Basic Skills: Innovations in Measurement and Policy Analysis. Series on Literacy: Research, Policy, and Practice.
Tuijnman, Albert C., Ed.; Kirsch, Irwin S., Ed.; Wagner, Daniel A., Ed.
This book contains 13 papers examining innovations in measuring adults' basic skills and analyzing adult literacy policy. The following papers are included: "Series Preface" (Daniel A. Wagner); "Foreword" (Torsten Husen); "Introduction" (Albert Tuijnman); "Adult Basic Skills: Policy Issues and a Research Agenda" (David Stern, Albert Tuijnman); "The Contribution of Literacy to the Wealth of Individuals and Nations" (Sue E. Berryman); "Self-Assessed Skill Needs and Job Performance" (Peter Cappelli, Nikolai Rogovsky); "Adult Literacy Assessment in Comparative Contexts" (Daniel A. Wagner); "Abilities and Competencies in Adulthood: Lifespan Perspectives on Workplace Skills" (Jacqui Smith, Michael Marsiske); "Measuring Adult Basic Skills: A Literature Review" (Stan Jones); "European Traditions in Literacy Research and Measurement" (Max van der Kamp); "Proxy Measurement of Adult Basic Skills: Lessons from Canada" (T. Scott Murray); "Using Large-Scale Assessment Results to Identify and Evaluate Generalizable Indicators of Literacy" (Irwin S. Kirsch, Ann Jungeblut); "The Role of Incentives in Literacy Survey Research" (Leyla Mohadjer et al.); "Information Trade-Offs in Large Scale Assessments" (Andrew Kolstad); "Using Large-Scale Assessments to Set Educational Policy: An Agenda-Analytic Approach" (Peter B. Mosenthal); and "Literacy Assessment in the Service of Literacy Policy" (Richard L. Venezky). (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Basic Skills, Educational Benefits, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Information Utilization, Innovation, Job Performance, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Literature Reviews, Measurement Techniques, Policy Analysis, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Research Needs, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Workplace Literacy
Hampton Press, Inc., 23 Broadway, Cresskill, NJ 07626 (hardcover: ISBN-1-57273-042-0; paperback: ISBN- 1-57273-043-9).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States