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Fernandez, Rebeca; Peyton, Joy Kreeft; Schaetzel, Kirsten – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
Recent legislation and education standards focus on the importance of developing students' academic and professional writing skills. Research on the teaching of writing has articulated the types of texts and features of writing that students need to produce to succeed. At the same time, studies of writing in adult education have found that limited…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Adult Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Miller, Christine Dunagin; Greenberg, Daphne; Hendrick, Robert C.; Nanda, Alice – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
Social science research often uses educational qualification as a signifier for characteristics such as abilities, earnings potential, and civic participation in adulthood. This study focused on two types of adult literacy students who were native speakers of English and identified words at the 3rd to 5th grade levels but differed in one key…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Literacy, Educational Attainment, High School Graduates
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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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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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Shaw, Donita; Tham, Yuen San Sarah; Hogle, Julie; Koch, Jody – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to analyze the experiences of 12 adult online General Educational Development (GED) students to determine the role of program and personal factors that influenced their successful passing of the GED or their dropping-out of the program. Through surveys and interviews, we discovered that desire was the key factor for…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Adult Students, Student Experience, Electronic Learning
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Finn, Heather B. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
Adult immigrants bring rich experiences to the English as a Second Language (ESL) literacy classroom, and these experiences, which are often fraught with emotion, can influence how they participate in the learning process. In community-based classrooms, where teachers typically have the flexibility to create their own curriculum, there are many…
Descriptors: Adult Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Psychological Patterns
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Patterson, Margaret Becker – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
Many adults with special needs, who did not finish high school, complete a GED® credential to go to college. As they prepare to transition, they may encounter barriers and likely require supports to succeed in college. The purpose of this qualitative research paper is to describe the college prospects of transitioning adults with a GED credential…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Adult Students, High School Equivalency Programs, Qualitative Research
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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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Talwar, Amani; Cote, Nicole Gilbert; Binder, Katherine – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
This study examined whether the spelling abilities of adults with low literacy skills could be predicted by their phonological, orthographic, and morphological awareness. Sixty Adult Basic Education (ABE) students completed several literacy tasks. It was predicted that scores on phonological and orthographic tasks would explain variance in…
Descriptors: Investigations, Predictor Variables, Spelling, Literacy
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Vinogradov, Patsy – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
When adult ESL (English as a Second Language) learners enter our classrooms with little or no first language literacy, their instructors teach them to read for the first time in an unfamiliar language. It is a tremendous task, and the context for teaching "adult emergent readers" is complex. This complexity is coupled with a growing, but still…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Johnson, Kimberly A.; Frank, Margaret M. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
This paper reports on findings and implications from a two-year evaluation of the Minnesota STudent Achievement in Reading (STAR) Project. This long-term, job-embedded, professional development activity is provided for Minnesota Adult Basic Education (ABE) practitioners serving intermediate-level adult students reading between 4.0 to 8.9 grade…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Evidence, Adult Basic Education, Adult Students
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Thomas, Robert G. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
In 1979, when the author began as an academic instructor at the Central Coast Adult School, located inside the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo, California, he saw his teaching role in the traditional sense of imparting knowledge through the school's curriculum. Over time, however, his viewpoint changed as he came to recognize that the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education