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ERIC Number: ED508651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
Applying Research Findings to Instruction for Adult English Language Students
Smith, Cristine; Harris, Kathryn; Reder, Stephen
Center for Adult English Language Acquisition
This brief is written for the practitioners: teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum writers, and program administrators who work with adult English language students in English as a second language (ESL) classes or in mixed adult basic education ABE classes (with native English speakers and English language learners). If educators are not experienced with using research findings to guide instruction, they need to know more about how research can be accessed, understood, evaluated, and used. This brief describes why research is important to instruction, defines scientifically based research and evidence-based instruction, explains what individuals know about how to help teachers use research, gives an example of teachers using research to improve their practice, and lists places where research-based resources can be accessed. (Contains 3 resources.)
Center for Adult English Language Acquisition. 4646 40th Street NW, Washington, DC 20016. Tel: 202-355-1500; Fax: 202-363-7204; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Center for Adult English Language Acquisition
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001