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ERIC Number: EJ951348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1934-2322
Examining Reading Comprehension in Adult Literacy
Jacobson, Erik
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v5 n3 p132-140 Fall 2011
In this article, I use a literature review to examine the nature of reading comprehension in adult literacy practice. I suggest that we need to better understand learners' sociocultural profiles and that we need to be clearer about commonly used vocabulary terms (such as background knowledge). I also suggest that we pay more attention to how different ideas about the nature of interpretation underpin contrasting approaches to reading comprehension. Finally, I suggest that many adults who are not enrolled in basic education programs would also benefit from comprehension instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A