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Baumgartner, Lisa M. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to understand the literacy practices of individuals in Africa and the Americas who had between one and seven years of schooling. The questions investigated included: "In what literacy practices do adults with limited or no schooling engage for personal fulfillment? and (2) What do these practices reveal about the…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Educational Attainment, Case Studies, Illiteracy
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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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Hart, Sheryl – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
For decades, the state of Arizona has used the General Educational Development (GED) Test to award the Arizona High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma, as the GED Test was the only test available, recognized and accepted in the United States as the measure by which adults could demonstrate the educational attainment equivalent to high school…
Descriptors: Equivalency Tests, Educational Attainment, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Kerr, Jon – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
In 2013, as new high school equivalency exams were being developed and implemented across the nation and states were deciding which test was best for their population, Washington state identified the need to adopt the most rigorous test so that preparation to take it would equip students with the skills to be able to move directly from adult…
Descriptors: Equivalency Tests, Educational Attainment, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Panzer, Willa; Johnson, Mark; Lewis, Beth – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
Wisconsinites interested in pursuing a high school credential rely on the unique collaboration between the State GED Administrator at the Wisconsin Department of Instruction (DPI), the State Director of Adult Basic Education (ABE) and staff of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), and the many providers of instruction throughout the…
Descriptors: Equivalency Tests, Cooperation, State Programs, Government Role
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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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Smith, Regina O. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
Research into the best practices for basic skills education, national bridge programs, the new GED® assessment, and accelerated developmental education indicated that contextualized instruction was most effective when preparing adult literacy students for college and work. Nevertheless, "remedial pedagogy" with a sole focus on the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Adult Literacy, Concept Mapping, Basic Skills
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Jorgensen, Sara; Schwartz, Joni – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
The American adult education and literacy movement in the early twentieth century had its roots deep in the study and practice of democracy (Ramdeholl, Giordani, Heaney, Yanow, 2010). From Lindeman, Dewey, Laubach, Horton, to Heaney and Brookfield, a persistent theme is the indispensable relationship between democracy and adult education. For…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Teaching Methods, Democracy
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Demetrion, George – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
The purpose of this essay is to draw out key insights from Dewey's important text "Logic: The Theory of Inquiry" to provide theoretical and practical support for the emergent field of teacher research. The specific focal point is the argument in Cochran-Smith and Lytle's "Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge" on the significance of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Researchers, Research Methodology, Inquiry
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Vu, Phu; Vu, Lan – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
According to the U.S. Department of Education (2004), more than 40% of approximately three million learners in the federally-funded adult education programs are in the area of English as a second language (ESL). These learners, the majority of whom are immigrants and refugees, represent a huge diversity of cultural backgrounds and nationalities,…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Immigrants
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Jorgensen, Sara; Schwartz, Joni – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
The American adult education and literacy movement in the early twentieth century had its roots deep in the study and practice of democracy (Ramdeholl, Giordani, Heaney, Yanow, 2010). From Lindeman, Dewey, Laubach, Horton, to Heaney and Brookfield, a persistent theme is the indispensable relationship between democracy and adult education. For…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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