ERIC Number: ED431868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Focus on Basics, 1998.
Focus on Basics, v2 n1-4 1998
This volume contains the four 1998 quarterly issues of this newsletter that present best practices, current research on adult learning and literacy, and information on how research is used by adult basic education teachers, counselors, program administrators, and policy makers. The following are among the major articles included: "Power, Literacy, and Motivation" (Greg Hart); "The First Three Weeks: A Critical Time for Motivation" (B. Allan Quigley); "Build Motivation by Building Learner Participation" (Barbara Garner); "Staying in a Literacy Program" (Archie Willard); "Stopping Out, Not Dropping Out" (Alisa Belzer); "Where Attendance Is Not a Problem" (Moira Lucey); "Getting into Groups" (Michael Pritza); "The GED [General Educational Development Test]: Whom Does It Help?" (John H. Tyler); "Project-Based Learning and the GED" (Anson M. Green); "Describing Program Practice: A Typology across Two Dimensions" (Barbara Garner); "Retention and the GED" (Jamie D. Barron Jones); "The Spanish GED" (Anastasia K. Cotton, Bertha Cantu-Lujan); "Changing Approaches to Math" (Cynthia J. Zengler); "Why Is Change So Hard?" (Marcia Drew Hohn); "How Teachers Change" (Virginia Richardson); "Dinosaurs and Upstarts: Organizational Change at CASA Latina" (Hilary Stern); "A Story of Improvement" (Jane Cody, James Ford, Kathleen Hayward); "Facilitating Inquiry-Based Staff Development" (Jereann King); "An Unexpected Outcome" (Edith Cowper); "Lessons from NCSALL's [National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy] Outcomes and Impacts Study" (Hal Beder); "Less Teaching and More Learning" (Susan Gaer); "Knowledge in Action: The Promise of Project-Based Learning" (Heide Spruck Wrigley); "Turning Obstacles into Opportunities" (Deborah L. Johnson); and "Voter Education, Registration, and Action (VERA)" (Andrea Nash). Each issue also contains regular features and resources. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
Focus on Basics, 44 Farnsworth St., Boston, MA 02210-1211; e-mail: FOB@WorldEd.org
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests