ERIC Number: ED491152
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Reference Count: 23
An Evaluation of the NCSALL Publication "Focus on Basics." NCSALL Reports Number 27
Garner, Barb; Boscolo, Marco; Comings, John; Curry, Donna; McClure, Kelly; Smith, Cristine
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), Harvard University
The goal of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) is to conduct high-quality, relevant research that contributes to the improvement of the quality of education provided by adult basic educators. NCSALL has a commitment not only to conducting research but also both to ensuring that is it shared with practitioners in formats that are accessible to them and to supporting them in putting research findings to use. To accomplish this, the publication Focus on Basics was created. NCSALL undertook an evaluation of the impact of its publication Focus on Basics upon its readers. At the time of the survey, 28 issues had been published, the first in February, 1997. A total of 292 readers responded to a Web-based survey asking why adult basic education practitioners read Focus on Basics, how it influences them, and what impact it has on their practice. (Contains 7 tables.) Appended are: (A) Professional Development Providers; (B) Focus on Basics Survey; and (C) Correlations.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Surveys, Adult Basic Education, Professional Development, Publications, Evaluation, Research Methodology
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL). Harvard Graduate School of Education 101 Nichols House, Appian Way Cambridge, MA 02138. Tel: 617-482-9485; Web site: www.ncsall.net.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, Boston, MA.