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Chapman, Elaine; McHardy, Janet – Adult Literacy Education, 2019
Studies of the teaching practices used in adult reading programs suggest that these practices often reflect the personal perspectives of teachers on factors that contribute to less-skilled reading development. In this study, 19 adult reading teachers were interviewed to explore their perspectives on how adults become less-skilled readers and the…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Teacher Attitudes, Reading Difficulties, Reading Teachers
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Jones, Jaye – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter reflects on the educational, socioemotional, and relational impact of a critical literacy and trauma-informed reading discussion group for women of color, highlighting the collective sense of knowledge, awareness, and resistance nurtured through the group process.
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Females, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs
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Haning, Marshall – Contributions to Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this research was to determine whether music training is correlated with increased reading comprehension skills in young adults. In addition, an attempt was made to replicate Patson and Tippett's (2011) finding that background music impairs language comprehension scores in musicians but not in nonmusicians. Participants with musical…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Adult Reading Programs, Music Education, Music
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Adelore, Omobola; Itasanmi, Sunday A. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The study reported in this paper shed light into the lessons learned using two ICT tools in adult literacy programmes. The research design adopted was a "descriptive" method. Twenty (20) participants were purposively selected in advanced literacy class from two adult literacy centres (10 participants each for computer treatment and…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Adult Literacy, Literacy Education, Correlation
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Luchembe, Musonda – World Journal of Education, 2016
This paper examines the different views about the definition of "literacy" and how it is applied in the Zambian context. It argues that the absence of a contextual definition of literacy or illiteracy has raised some doubt on the magnitude of the problem and the extent to which success has been achieved through various literacy…
Descriptors: Reflection, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy
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Johnson, Lineo R. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2016
Lesotho's educational system and development are largely influenced by missionaries and colonisers who taught the three 'Rs' (reading, writing and numeracy skills) to the Basotho. Most of those enlightened Basotho were to carry on the duties of either educating others or as missionary workers. Some became clerks, interpreters, police officers,…
Descriptors: Functional Literacy, Personal Narratives, Story Telling, Foreign Countries
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Lyons, Becky; Ray, Chris – Journal of Adult Education, 2014
This article poses a model for developing a book club to promote praxis. This model is built upon a basic four step framework for developing book clubs and includes specific recommendations to focus the book club on reflection of theory and how to incorporate it into practice. This model will be used to start a book club examining Continuous…
Descriptors: Total Quality Management, Praxis, Models, Clubs
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Guerra-Treviño, Marta Elena – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
This paper presents several "tips" for Spanish speaking adults who start a reading comprehension course in English. The document is the product of my twenty-five years of experience as a language teacher. By using these practical pieces of advice, learners understand the differences between English and their own language, are able read,…
Descriptors: Adult Reading Programs, Reading Comprehension, Spanish Speaking, English (Second Language)
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Pickard, Amy – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
The rate of student departure from adult literacy programs is as high as 80% within the first 12 months (Porter, Cuban, & Comings, 2005). An examination of the literature reveals two perspectives concerning learner persistence: a "control perspective" and an "acknowledgement and accommodation perspective." The control…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, Dropout Rate, Dropout Prevention, Adult Literacy
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Alloway, Tracy Packiam; Gregory, David – International Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Literacy problems are highly prevalent and can persist into adulthood. Yet, the majority of research on the predictive nature of cognitive skills to literacy has primarily focused on development and adolescent populations. The aim of the present study was to extend existing research to investigate the roles of IQ scores and Working Memory…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Short Term Memory, Intelligence Quotient, Adults
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Popov, Nikolay, Ed.; Wolhuter, Charl, Ed.; Almeida, Patrícia Albergaria, Ed.; Hilton, Gillian, Ed.; Ogunleye, James, Ed.; Chigisheva, Oksana, Ed. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
This volume contains papers submitted to the 11th Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES), held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 14-17 May 2013, and papers submitted to the 1st International Distance Partner Conference, organized by the International Research Centre "Scientific Cooperation,"…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Conference Papers, Comparative Education, Global Approach
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Huang, Jiuhan; Nisbet, Deanna – Journal of Adult Education, 2012
This article is written as a practical guide to aid teachers in metacognitive reading strategy instruction. The nature of metacognitive strategies is explored, followed by specific procedures for implementing effective metacognitive strategy instruction in the adult ESL classroom. Chamot and O'Malley's (1994) five-phase strategy instruction…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Metacognition, Reading Strategies, Adult Learning
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White, Sheida – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2012
This article presents 34 characteristics of texts and tasks ("text features") that can make continuous (prose), noncontinuous (document), and quantitative texts easier or more difficult for adolescents and adults to comprehend and use. The text features were identified by examining the assessment tasks and associated texts in the national…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Reader Text Relationship, Adult Literacy
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Shamir, Adina; Korat, Ofra; Fellah, Renat – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2012
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of activity with an educational electronic book (e-book), as compared with adult reading of the printed version of the same book, on the vocabulary, phonological awareness as well as concept about print of preschool children at risk for learning disabilities. The study involved the…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Early Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Phonological Awareness
Reder, Stephen, Ed.; Bynner, John, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Understanding the origins of poor literacy and numeracy skills in adulthood and how to improve them is of major importance when society places a high premium on proficiency in these basic skills. This edited collection brings together the results of recent longitudinal studies that greatly extend our knowledge of what works in raising skill…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Educational Development, Academic Persistence, Numeracy
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