ERIC Number: ED491153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Focus on Basics: Connecting Research and Practice. Volume 6, Issue D
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), Harvard University
"Focus on Basics" is the quarterly publication of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy. It presents best practices, current research on adult learning and literacy, and how research is used by adult basic education teachers, counselors, program administrators, and policymakers. "Focus on Basics" is dedicated to connecting research with practice, to connecting teachers with research and researchers with the reality of the classroom, and by doing so, making adult basic education research more relevant to the field. This volume of Focus on Basics contains the following articles: (1) "Relationships Count" (Jeanne Belisle Lombardo); (2) "Some Findings on the Academic Vocabulary Skills of Language-Minority Community College Students" (Maricel G. Santos); (3) "The Open Door Policy" (Deepa Rao); (4) "ODWIN: A program Rooted in History" (Mary Tacelli); (5) "A Conversation with FOB: Why Go Beyond the GED?"; (6) "EdCAP: A Transition Program in Transition" (Karen Johnson, Barbara Haas, Barbara Harrell, & Roy Alameida); (7) "Building the Desire, Building the Ability" (Brenda Dann-Messier& Eva I. Kampits); (8) "Approaches to ABE Transition to Postsecondary Education" (Judith A. Alamprese); (9) "Pathways to College for Academically Under-prepared Students" (Jessica Spohn & Silja Kallenbach); (10) "A Conversation with FOB Transitions and Math"; and (11) Blackboard.
Descriptors: Vocabulary Skills, Transitional Programs, Adult Basic Education, Academic Discourse, Literacy Education, Language Minorities, Community Colleges, College Students, Mathematics Skills, College Preparation
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: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Two Year Colleges
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, Boston, MA.