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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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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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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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Brinkley-Etzkorn, Karen E.; Ishitani, Terry T. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to understand the process of transitioning from the 2002 version of the GED test to the new 2014 computer-based version. Specifically, this research sought to identify: (1) stakeholder attitudes regarding the new computer-based test; (2) the relationship between students' computer access/comfort and their perceptions…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Stakeholders
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Bangs, Kathryn E.; Binder, Katherine S. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
Adult Basic Education programs are under pressure to develop and deliver instruction that promotes rapid and sustained literacy development. We describe a novel approach to a literacy intervention that focuses on morphemes, which are the smallest meaningful units contained in words. We argue that if you teach learners that big words are comprised…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Morphology (Languages), Morphemes
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Patterson, Margaret Becker; Paulson, Usha G. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) assessed literacy, numeracy, and technology-related skills of adults and found skill levels of US adults are well below the international average. In a world where advanced skills are requisite to workplace competitiveness, low skills are a danger sign. An initial PIAAC…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Learning Strategies, Demography
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Blackmer, Rachel; Hayes-Harb, Rachel – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
We present a community-based research project aimed at identifying effective methods and materials for teaching English literacy skills to adult English as a second language emergent readers. We conducted a quasi-experimental study whereby we evaluated the efficacy of two approaches, one based on current practices at the English Skills Learning…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Literacy Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Pena, Anita Alves – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
Mixed findings characterize the literature on skills and economic distributions within and across countries. The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) offers new, internationally comparable data on literacy, numeracy, and digital problem-solving skills that can be combined with wage information. This paper…
Descriptors: Competence, Adult Literacy, Numeracy, Problem Solving
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Taylor, Nicole A.; Greenberg, Daphne; Terry, Nicole Patton – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
The aim of the present study was to investigate the correlational and predictive relationships between parents with low literacy skills (n = 96) and their 3-5 year old children's emergent literacy skills (n = 96). In the study parents were assessed on measures of reading comprehension, decoding, fluency, oral vocabulary, and word identification,…
Descriptors: Parent Background, Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, Preschool Children
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Nightingale, Elena; Greenberg, Daphne; Branum-Martin, Lee; Bakhtiari, Dariush – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
Selecting assessments for adults who struggle with reading can be difficult because few literacy measures used by reading researchers have been normed on this population, leaving uncertainty regarding the validity of these tests for adult learners. This study focused on the performance of 116 adults reading between the 3rd and 8th grade levels on…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Functional Literacy, Reading Difficulties
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Santos, Rose A.; Alfred, Mary V. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the roles of eight Latino single fathers as primary caregivers and their engagement with the literacy development of their children. The sample for this study consisted of eight single Latino fathers with children of elementary to middle school age. The primary method of data collection was…
Descriptors: Fathers, One Parent Family, Hispanic Americans, Parent Participation
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Shaw, Donita; Tham, Yuen San Sarah; Hogle, Julie; Koch, Jody – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to analyze the experiences of 12 adult online General Educational Development (GED) students to determine the role of program and personal factors that influenced their successful passing of the GED or their dropping-out of the program. Through surveys and interviews, we discovered that desire was the key factor for…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Adult Students, Student Experience, Electronic Learning
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Prins, Esther; Monnat, Shannon; Clymer, Carol; Toso, Blaire Wilson – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
This paper uses data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) to analyze the relationship between U.S. adults' self-reported health and proficiencies in literacy, numeracy, and technological problem solving. Ordinal logistic regression analyses showed that scores on all three scales were positively and…
Descriptors: Competence, Tests, Health, Knowledge Level
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