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Steinke, Dorothea A. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
Community college developmental math students (N = 657) from three math levels were asked to place five whole numbers on a line that had only endpoints 0 and 20 marked. How the students placed the numbers revealed the same three stages of behavior that Steffe and Cobb (1988) documented in determining young children's number sense. 23% of the…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Community Colleges, College Mathematics, Remedial Mathematics
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Bates, Lisa – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
This article describes the author's determination to incorporate learner-focused teaching techniques and explore ways to adapt them with GED math learners. The primary goal was to find ways of getting students to participate more in the classroom. This was a first step towards building community and learning as they worked together. After a few…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Learning Theories, Teaching Methods, High School Equivalency Programs
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Zengler, Cynthia J. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to describe the professional development that has taken place in conjunction with Ohio adopting the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards. The professional development (PD) has changed over time to include not only training on the new standards and lesson plans but training on the concepts defined in the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, State Standards, Career Readiness, College Readiness
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Appleton, Eric; Farina, Solange; Holzer, Tyler; Kotelawala, Usha; Trushkowsky, Mark – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
This article describes the New York City Community of Adult Math Instructors (CAMI), a math teachers' circle founded in November 2014. The authors share details about their own participation in CAMI to show the professional growth that research-based, peer-led professional development can offer for adult educators.
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Problem Solving, Adult Education, Adult Educators
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Ginsburg, Lynda – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
In this Forum article, the author addresses how to assist adults in improving mathematics and numeracy literacy. Ginsburg observes educators who strive to address their learners' educational gaps and needs are finding themselves in an environment of competing priorities and expectations that can be expressed as mathematics numeracy education. What…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Adult Educators, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Guides
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Curry, Donna – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
In this Forum article, Curry focuses on a few ways math and numeracy instructors can assure their students are ready for college and/or a career. For example, when considering the math levels of so many adult learners, teachers might focus on teaching their students how to reason mathematically, and ensure that they have a solid conceptual…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Mathematics Instruction
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Braaten, Melissa – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
In her Forum piece, "What's an Adult Numeracy Teacher to Teach? Negotiating the Complexity of Adult Numeracy Instruction," Lynda Ginsburg set the stage of the current problem (poor numeracy levels in American adults) and the bevy of standards, legislation, and new exams that have recently been developed to address it. Ginsburg also…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Numeracy, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Coben, Diana; Alkema, Anne – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
In this article, we make the case for the development of a numeracy practices measure in the light of a review of relevant research and extant measures. We argue that a numeracy practices measure would acknowledge and validate adult learners' practice gains and inform teaching geared to their circumstances, needs and interests.
Descriptors: Numeracy, Measurement Objectives, Adult Learning, Mathematics Achievement
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Fernandez, Rebeca; Peyton, Joy Kreeft; Schaetzel, Kirsten – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
Recent legislation and education standards focus on the importance of developing students' academic and professional writing skills. Research on the teaching of writing has articulated the types of texts and features of writing that students need to produce to succeed. At the same time, studies of writing in adult education have found that limited…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Adult Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Miller, Christine Dunagin; Greenberg, Daphne; Hendrick, Robert C.; Nanda, Alice – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
Social science research often uses educational qualification as a signifier for characteristics such as abilities, earnings potential, and civic participation in adulthood. This study focused on two types of adult literacy students who were native speakers of English and identified words at the 3rd to 5th grade levels but differed in one key…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Literacy, Educational Attainment, High School Graduates
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Inverso, Diane C.; Kobrin, Jennifer; Hashmi, Shazia – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
At the Office of Adult Education in Philadelphia, they are excited about technology and its potential to advance the field. In this article, the authors, drawing from lessons learned from programs they have developed and supported and their own experiences as lifelong learners, consider the roles of access to the internet, one-to-one device…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Information, Access to Computers
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Vanek, Jen – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
In his article "Expanding Access to Learning with Mobile Digital Devices" (EJ1150752), Jeff Carter recommended a balanced perspective when measuring the potential of mobile learning to redefine teaching and learning for adults with basic skills needs. In response to Carter's article, the author makes some recommendations that she thinks…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Carter, Jeff – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
From the outset of the author's career in adult education 20 years ago, teachers, program directors, and policymakers were touting the use of technology to improve student learning (and professional development for teachers as well). Unfortunately, however, despite islands of excellence here and there, the introduction of computers and digital…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Access to Computers, Educational Technology
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Gardner, Susanne – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
Understanding the elements of educational success for adult English language learners (ELLs) is an important priority for correctional educators, especially today with an increased population of non-English speaking students in correctional schools throughout the country. There is a dearth of information, however, about incarcerated adult ELLs and…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Case Studies, Correctional Education, Success
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Taylor, Jackie – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
Adult educators know that adults and families change their lives through adult education. Adult education also positively impacts a host of social and economic issues. Yet this fact is largely unknown or misunderstood by the general public. Resources have become increasingly scarce, while at the same time adult educators are asked to do more with…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Adult Education, Educational Benefits, Lobbying
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