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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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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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Pickard, Amy – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
The rate of student departure from adult literacy programs is as high as 80% within the first 12 months (Porter, Cuban, & Comings, 2005). An examination of the literature reveals two perspectives concerning learner persistence: a "control perspective" and an "acknowledgement and accommodation perspective." The control…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, Dropout Rate, Dropout Prevention, Adult Literacy