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ERIC Number: EJ1125471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2169-0480
Identifying Effective Methods of Instruction for Adult Emergent Readers through Community-Based Research
Blackmer, Rachel; Hayes-Harb, Rachel
Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, v5 n2 p35-49 Sum 2016
We present a community-based research project aimed at identifying effective methods and materials for teaching English literacy skills to adult English as a second language emergent readers. We conducted a quasi-experimental study whereby we evaluated the efficacy of two approaches, one based on current practices at the English Skills Learning Center (ESLC), and the other involving a number of innovative methods and materials. In addition, we collected written reflections from the instructors in the study and conducted interviews with the students. The qualitative and quantitative data together suggest that while both approaches led to student gains, the one based on current practices led to greater student gains.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Utah
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