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Tighe, Elizabeth L.; Schatschneider, Christopher – Reading Research Quarterly, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the construct of morphological awareness and its relations to vocabulary knowledge in Adult Basic Education (ABE) students. Morphological awareness has emerged as an important predictor of children's and ABE students' reading comprehension abilities; however, there has been a dearth of research…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Morphology (Languages), Vocabulary
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Tighe, Elizabeth L.; Barnes, Adrienne E.; Connor, Carol M.; Steadman, Sharilyn C. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2013
This study employed quantitative and qualitative research approaches to investigate what constitutes success in adult basic education (ABE) programs from the perspectives of multiple educational stakeholders: the state funding agency, the teachers, and the students. Success was defined in multiple ways. In the quantitative section of the study, we…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Success, Statistical Analysis, Stakeholders
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Street, Brian V. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2012
This essay offers a commentary on how the relationship between language and literacy practices in and out of school has been conceptualized. It draws upon two new books in the field. Shirley Brice Heath's new book, "Words at Work and Play: Three Decades in Family and Community Life," which makes use of rich ethnographic accounts of…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Literacy, Writing Skills
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Hamilton, Mary; Pitt, Kathy – Reading Research Quarterly, 2011
This article addresses the question, How do changes in policy discourses shape public representations of literacy learners and the goals of adult literacy education? It examines specifically how the agency of adult literacy learners is constructed. We carry out a critical discourse analysis of two key adult literacy policy documents from the U.K.:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Literacy Education, Criticism
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Rogers, Rebecca – Reading Research Quarterly, 2004
Adults bring with them a wealth of literate experiences into adult education classrooms. And yet, they and the programs they enter often do not see such experiences as significant to their learning. This is surprising because it is often in the out-of-school experiences where the adults demonstrate the greatest sense of agency and ability with…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Student Experience, Adult Students, Adult Literacy