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ERIC Number: EJ855311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
Strategy Instruction in Writing for Adult Literacy Learners
MacArthur, Charles A.; Lembo, Leah
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v22 n9 p1021-1039 Oct 2009
This study investigated the effectiveness of cognitive strategy instruction in writing with adult literacy learners. Three middle-aged African-American adults participating in adult education with the goal of passing the GED received tutoring in a strategy for planning, writing, and revising persuasive essays along with self-regulation strategies. The study used a multiple-baseline design across participants with multiple probes. All the adults made consistent gains from baseline to posttest in the quality and organization of their essays. Mean gains in overall quality from baseline to posttest for the three students were 2.7, 1.9, and 1.7 on a 7-point scale. Percentage of non-overlapping data (PND) was 100% for text structure organization and 89% for quality. The results demonstrate that strategy instruction, which has had positive effects with school-age students, has potential for adult literacy learners as well.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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