ERIC Number: ED442311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Year in Review: Reports of Research Conducted by Adult Education Practitioners-Researchers in Virginia. Volume 5: 1995-1996.
Virginia Adult Educators Research Network, Dayton.
This report contains four separate articles of interest to adult English-as-a-second-language (ESL) educators. "Learning Disabilities in Adult ESL: Case Studies and Directions" (Dorothy Almanza, Kate Singleton, Lynda Terrill) looks at three case studies of adult ESL students whom teachers have identified as possibly learning disabled. Research has indicated that adult ESL students who do not make progress as expected may benefit from quiet surroundings and tutorials. "Alternative Assessment: Exploring Affective Benchmarks of Progress" (Betty Lynch, Susan Otero, Jennifer Slater, Carol H. Van Duzer) is designed as a follow-up to a previous study, the Alternative Assessment Integrated Research Project. The earlier study identified ways to assess student skills, to determine student perceptions and attitudes about learning and assessment, and to identify student goals and literacy practices. This study continues this work by exploring the benchmarks of affective behavior identified in the first study. "Individual Acculturation and Language Learning" (Vesna Dovis) is a case study of students on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, focusing on their various experiences of adjustment to life in America. A technical discussion of "Spanglish" is included. "Cyber This and Cyber That: Negotiating Computer Learning" (Suzanne Cockley) examines the ways 17 adult educators have learned to use their computers in instruction. Their experiences are examined in light of the Stages of Literacy Development research by O'Donnell and Wood. References, appendices, and data are included in the various papers as appropriate. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adult Education, Alternative Assessment, Case Studies, Computer Uses in Education, English (Second Language), Learning Disabilities, Limited English Speaking, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking, Student Evaluation
Virginia Adult Educators' Research Network, P.O. Box 10, Dayton, VA 22821. Tel: 800-336-6012 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Adult Education Services.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Adult Educators Research Network, Dayton.