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Rosen, David J. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
US public adult basic skills education, as adult education researcher Thomas Sticht has often pointed out, is on the margins of public education. By many measures, in the past decade it has experienced significant further decline. In the last decade and a half, according to Sticht's (2015) analysis, "enrollments in the Adult Education and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Advocacy
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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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Bragg, Debra D. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
According to Debra Bragg, Amy Pickard's article "WIOA: Implications for Low-Scoring Adult Learners" (EJ1125478) offers a provocative analysis of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) that is important for any educator to read, especially educators who work with adult learners in postsecondary education. Pickard's…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Federal Legislation, Adult Education
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Smith, Cristine – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
In this brief article, Cristine Smith discusses the development and use of professional development activities at the national, state and local program level. Professional development systems and funding exist in every state, and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) has prioritized high-quality professional development for…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Program Development, Teacher Competencies, Theory Practice Relationship
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Emory, Doug; Raymond, Linda; Lee, Karen; Twohy, Sean – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
Beginning in 2011, Lake Washington Institute of Technology initiated an I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) program designed to allow upper-level basic education students to directly enter academic courses required by college transfer degrees. This program, the Academic I-BEST, represents one of the earliest examples of the…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Integrated Activities, Technical Institutes, Two Year College Students
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Johnson-Bailey, Juanita – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
In this brief article, the author expresses her greatest concerns regarding learning in the cyber world: the appropriateness of online learning for courses with sensitive subject matter, the comfort level of nontraditional learners in this new setting, and the inability as an instructor to fully engage with the learner in real time. As an adult…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Nontraditional Students, Online Courses, Bullying
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Bakhtiari, Dariush; Greenberg, Daphne; Patton-Terry, Nicole; Nightingale, Elena – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
Oral language is a critical component to the development of reading acquisition. Much of the research concerning the relationship between oral language and reading ability is focused on children, while there is a paucity of research focusing on this relationship for adults who struggle with their reading. Oral language as defined in this paper…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Reading Difficulties, Adults, Language Skills
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Ouellette-Schramm, Jennifer – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
This article describes the complex cognitive and linguistic challenges of summarizing expository text at vocabulary, syntactic, and rhetorical levels. It then outlines activities to help ABE/ESL learners develop corresponding skills.
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Vocabulary, Syntax, Rhetoric
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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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Jacobson, Erik – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
This qualitative study examines critical pedagogy in Japanese adult basic education. The research focuses on what teachers and others think the current conditions are for education that deals with social justice. As part of this, the research looks at how critical pedagogy is conceptualized in this context. Participants in the study (literacy…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Politics of Education, Qualitative Research, Critical Theory
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Reynolds, Sharon; Johnson, Jerry – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
This paper reported results from a qualitative analysis of assets and supports disclosed in the narratives of adult basic education students. These students were identified as exemplary by their instructors for academic achievement, hours of program attendance, or community service. Themes were identified using the "Four Pillars"…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Academic Achievement
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Brinkley-Etzkorn, Karen E.; Skolits, Gary – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
Given the changes made to the GED® test in 2014, one concern among state policy makers, adult educators, and GED® service providers has been the impact of these changes on students as well as teachers, staff, volunteers, and other GED® program stakeholders. Using a qualitative, case study research approach focused on one GED® test preparation site…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Young Adults, Adult Students, Student Attitudes
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Gardner, Susanne – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
Correctional Education English as a Second Language (ESL) literacy programs vary from state to state, region to region. Some states enroll their correctional ESL students in adult basic education (ABE) classes; other states have separate classes and programs. At the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, the ESL class is a self-contained…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Correctional Education, Adult Basic Education
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Reynolds, Sharon; Hitchcock, John – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
The attitudes of adult basic education faculty members toward teaching adults with learning disabilities are likely to influence the success of their students; however, there are no existing survey instruments that measure this construct or the practical knowledge faculty members should have to effectively serve the population. A new survey…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Learning Disabilities
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Showalter, Daniel A.; Wollett, Chelsie; Reynolds, Sharon – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
This paper reports on the implementation of a high level contextualized mathematics curriculum by 12 adult basic instructors in a midwestern state. The 10-week pilot curriculum embedded high level mathematics in contexts that were familiar to adult learners. Instructors' weekly online posts were coded, and the following themes emerged: (a)…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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