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Chisman, Forrest P. – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2008
Between 2004 and 2008, the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL) published four lengthy research reports on projects to examine the nature and effectiveness of Adult Education English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs at several community colleges. The research was conducted by field studies, interviews, and the review of a large…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Education, English (Second Language), Community Colleges
Chisman, Forrest P.; Crandall, JoAnn – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2007
This document is the result of two years of intensive, dedicated work by a remarkable team of nearly two dozen researchers. It takes the first steps on a long overdue journey to fully understanding the realities and promise of ESL program service in community colleges across the nation. The report offers an in-depth look into several community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs, Educational Innovation
Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2006
This publication reviews and summarizes the findings of the major benchmark studies and reports in adult literacy--beginning with the University of Texas' Adult Performance Level Study of 1977 and continuing through the 2006 NAAL survey results, A First Look at the Literacy of America's Adults in the 21st Century.
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Educational Research, Benchmarking, Competence