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Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
"Focus on Basics" is the quarterly publication of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy. It presents best practices, current research on adult learning and literacy, and how research is used by adult basic education teachers, counselors, program administrators, and policymakers. "Focus on Basics" is dedicated to connecting research with practice, to connecting teachers with research and researchers with the reality of the classroom, and by doing so, making adult basic education research more relevant to the field. The theme of this issue of "Focus on Basics" is "Corrections Education." What role does education play in efforts to equip inmates to transition successfully out of incarceration and back into the community is the unspoken question at the core of each of the articles in this volume. Articles in this volume include: (1) Writing at the House (Bob Flynn); (2) Re-Entry and Corrections Education (Kathy Goebel); (3) What Are the Economic Effects of Earning a GED in Prison?; (4) Culturally Relevant Education; (5) The Critical Poetry Project (Pauline Geraci); (6) The Pendulum Swings (Dominique T. Chlup); (7) The Community High School of Vermont (Tom Woods); (8) Teaching on the Inside... (Dominique T. Chlup); (9) Understanding the Complexities of Offenders' Special Learning Needs (Laura Weisel, Alan Toops, and Robin Schwarz); (10) Two Ways to Assess Literacy Learners in Prison (Bill Muth); (11) An Active Advisory Board Meets via Interactive Television (Marianna Ruprecht); and (12) Blackboard. (Individual articles contain references.)
GED; General Educational Development Tests; Vermont
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, Boston, MA.
Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.