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ERIC Number: ED511814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 54
Abstractor: ERIC
Focus on Basics: Connecting Research & Practice. Volume 9, Issue B
Garner, Barbara, Ed.
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL)
"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 with practice, to connecting teachers with research and researchers with the reality of the classroom, and by research more relevant to the field. The theme of this issue of "Focus on Basics" is "Health & Literacy Partnerships." Articles in this issue include: (1) Health Literate Doctors and Patients (Anthony Tassi and Fatima Ashraf); (2) The Influence of Low Health Literacy (Lilian H. Hill); (3) Literacy Students as Health Advisors (Barbara Garner); (4) Take Charge of Your Health: A Collaborative Health Literacy Intervention Linking Adult Education and Maternal-Infant Health Care (Ian M. Bennett, Pamela Pinder, Regina Szesniak, and Jennifer F. Culhane); (5) Partners in Training: A Cross-disciplinary Approach to Preparing Adult Literacy Practitioners and Health Professionals (Maricel Santos and Lynette Landry); (6) Partnerships in North Carolina, Wisconsin, and New York (Julie McKinney); (7) Collaborating for the Health of San Diego County (Kelli Sandman-Hurley and Cris McFadden); (8) Health Literacy Curriculum Works for Adult Basic Education Students (Susan R. Levy, Sue Pinzur Rasher, Sarah Deardorff Carter, Lesley Maradik Harris, Michael L. Berbaum, Janice B. Mandernach, Laura Segal Bercovitz, and Laura Martin); (9) The Role of Visuals in Communicating Health Information to Low Literate Adults (Lilian H. Hill); (10) A Second Look at the Health Literacy of American Adults and the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (Andrew Pleasant); and (11) New from World Education. Individual articles contain figures, tables, and references.
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL). 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210. Tel: 617-482-9485; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
Identifiers - Location: New York; North Carolina; Wisconsin