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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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Zacharakis, Jeff; Wang, Haiyan; Patterson, Margaret Becker; Andersen, Lori – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
This research analyzed linked high-quality state data from K-12, adult education, and postsecondary state datasets in order to better understand the association between student demographics and successful completion of a postsecondary program. Due to the relatively small sample size compared to the large number of features, we analyzed the data…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Lott, Donalyn; O'Dell, Jade – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
This study examined the efficacy of general education development (GED®) acquisition and GED® completers' perceptions of college readiness and social capital using a quantitative methodology. Also, the study used a descriptive, cross-sectional research design framed by the social capital theoretical perspective. The conceptual framework developed…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, College Readiness, Social Capital, Adult Literacy
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Rhodes, Christy M. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine how frequently adult education English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) teachers in Florida used specific culturally responsive teaching practices and how important they believed those practices were to their teaching. Using Ginsberg and Wlodkowski's…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Adult Educators, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Herman, Julia; Cote, Nicole Gilbert; Reilly, Lenore; Binder, Katherine S. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
The goal of this study was to compare the literacy skills of adult native English and native Spanish ABE speakers. Participants were 169 native English speakers and 124 native Spanish speakers recruited from five prior research projects. The results showed that the native Spanish speakers were less skilled on morphology and passage comprehension…
Descriptors: Native Language, Native Speakers, English, Spanish Speaking
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Alqahtani, Abdulmuhsen Ayedh; Almutairi, Yousef B. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
The purpose of the current study is to examine, in retrospect, trainees' perceptions of the reasons some of their peers dropped out of the vocational education at the Industrial Institute-Shuwaikh (IIS), Kuwait. Using the descriptive-analytical method, a reliable questionnaire was developed to achieve this purpose. Results show that: (a) the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropouts, Vocational Education, Attitude Measures
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Shaw, Donita Massengill; Disney, Laurel – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
The purpose of this study is to provide a deeper understanding of learning disabled young adults who struggle with low literacy skills in order to learn more about their literacy profiles and, from an emic perspective, understand the affective factors that may have influenced their attendance and persistence in a post-secondary residential…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Literacy, Colleges, Listening Comprehension