ERIC Number: ED436673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Review of Adult Learning and Literacy. Volume 1. The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.
Comings, John, Ed.; Garner, Barbara, Ed.; Smith, Cristine, Ed.
This book contains eight papers on adult learning and literacy. "The Year 1998 in Review" (Fran Tracy-Mumford) examines educational legislation and policy and developments in adult education program development, program accountability, strategic alliances and partnerships, and instructional methodologies and technologies. "Lessons from 'Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children for Adult Learning and Literacy'" (Catherine E. Snow, John Strucker) examines recent findings of research on reading development. The pros and cons of admitting high school dropouts to adult literacy programs are weighed in "Youth in Adult Literacy Education Programs" (Elisabeth Hayes). "Adult Literacy and Postsecondary Education Students: Overlapping Populations and Learning Trajectories" (Stephen Reder) examines provision of literacy education in light of increasing economic demands for postsecondary credentials. The literacy levels required to read medical literature and informed consent documents are discussed in "Health and Literacy: A Review of Medical and Public Health Literature" (Rima E. Rudd, Barbara A. Moeykens, Tayla C. Colton). Assessment of outcomes and learner outcomes in English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) programs is explored in "Perspectives on Assessment in Adult ESOL Instruction" (Carol H. Van Duzer, Robert Berdan). "Adult Learning and Literacy in the United Kingdom" (Mary Hamilton, Juliet Merrifield) describes the United Kingdom's adult literacy system. The growing use of computers in literacy education is the subject of "Using Electronic Technology in Adult Literacy Education" (David J. Rosen). "Resources on the Use of Electronic Technology in Adult Literacy Education" (Jeff Carter, Lou Wollrab) is an annotated bibliography of 26 publications and Web sites devoted to adult literacy. Thirty tables/figures/exhibits are included. All papers contain substantial bibliographies. (MN) [Full text of individual chapters are available in ERIC, ED508703-ED508711, under auspices of the copublisher, Office of Educational Research and Improvement.]
Descriptors: Accountability, Adolescents, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Annotated Bibliographies, Beginning Reading, Computer Uses in Education, Dropouts, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Technology, English (Second Language), Enrollment Trends, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Intergenerational Programs, Internet, Literacy Education, Literature Reviews, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Public Health, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Resource Materials, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Trend Analysis, World Wide Web, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Books; 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 - Location: United Kingdom; United States