ERIC Number: EJ1064751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Literacy Content Knowledge Expertise among Adult Education Providers in Kentucky
Henry, Laurie A.
Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, v2 n1 p36-48 Spr 2013
This paper summarizes the results of a literacy content knowledge survey and assessment administered to adult education providers in Kentucky (n=520). This descriptive study focused on two main goals: 1) to obtain a description of Kentucky adult education programs including instructors' backgrounds, professional preparation, and teaching experience; and 2) to determine literacy content knowledge levels related to effective literacy instruction. Results show the majority of adult education providers performed highest on questions related to fluency instruction. Participants had the most difficulty with informal assessments of vocabulary development, alphabetics instruction, and emergent literacy skills.
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Adult Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Education, Teaching Experience, Teacher Background, Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, Vocabulary Development, Reading Fluency, Alphabets, Emergent Literacy, Faculty Development, Likert Scales, Teaching Methods
Commission on Adult Basic Education. PO Box 620, Syracuse, NY 13206. Tel: 888-442-6223; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.coabe.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky