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Toso, Blaire Willson, Ed. – Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, 2013
The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) presents, alongside the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy at Penn State University, these proceedings from the research strand at the 22nd National Conference on Family Literacy. Through these sessions, NCFL's conference continues to provide the latest research in family education…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Parent Participation, Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education
Parrish, Betsy; Johnson, Kimberly – Center for Adult English Language Acquisition, 2010
It has been estimated that of the nearly two million immigrants who enter the United States every year, nearly half have limited access to citizenship, job training, other postsecondary education, and jobs due to low literacy levels, limited formal schooling, and limited English language skills. Adult education programs serving this population can…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, Adult Education
Farrell, Thomas S. C. – Center for Adult English Language Acquisition, 2008
There is a longstanding recognition in the field of language education that teachers must continually reshape their knowledge of teaching and learning. This knowledge is developed initially in teacher education programs, then becomes part of teachers' education throughout their careers through reflective practice. Reflective practice occurs when…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Action Research, Second Language Learning, Criticism
Garner, Barbara, Ed. – National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), 2008
"Focus on Basics" is a publication of the U.S. Division of World Education, Inc. It presents best practices, current research on adult learning and literacy, and how research is used by adult basic education teachers, counselors, program administrators, and policymakers. "Focus on Basics" is dedicated to connecting research…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Patients
Gunderson, Lee – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2007
This book is for teachers, teacher educators, school and district administrators, policy makers, and researchers who want to know about literacy, cultural diversity, and students who speak little or no English. It offers a rich picture of the incredible diversity of students who enter secondary school as immigrants--their abilities, their needs,…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Language of Instruction, Multicultural Education, Immigrants
Gal, Iddo, Ed. – 2000
This book contains 16 papers on the theory, research, and practice of adult numeracy development. The following papers are included: "The Numeracy Challenge" (Iddo Gal); "Numeracy, Mathematics, and Adult Learning" (Diane Coben); "Building a Problem-Solving Environment for Teaching Mathematics" (Peter Kloosterman, Bin Hassan Mohamad-Ali, Lynda R.…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy
Holt, Daniel D., Ed. – 1992
This document is a guide to the use of alternative assessments (surveys, interviews, observation measures, and performance samples) in a family literacy project. This resource guide focuses on using alternative approaches to identify learners' needs, determine learners' ongoing progress in meeting project objectives, ascertain overall success of…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Alternative Assessment, Data Analysis, Data Collection
Schaafsma, David – 1993
This book examines, via a case study involving fifth, sixth, and seventh graders: (1) the struggle of teaching literacy in a racially divided society, (2) the importance of story and storytelling in the educational process, and (3) how storytelling is an interactive experience for both the teller and listener. In addition, the book reveals how…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Methods
Mehretu, Doree – 1983
This 658-item bibliography lists some of the development and non-formal education literature that is available in Spanish at Michigan State University's Non-Formal Education Information Center Library. Published primarily between 1966 and 1982, the cited materials describe development projects and experiences or ideas of planners and practitioners…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Development, Developing Nations