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Focus on Basics, v4 nA-D 2000

This set of four newsletters contains articles to help adult basic education and literacy teachers connect research and practice. The following are among the articles included: "The Effects of Continuing Goal-Setting on Persistence in a Math Classroom" (Pamela Meader); "Do the Cognitive Skills of Dropouts Matter in the Labor Market?" (John H. Tyler); "The Relationship between Reading and Speaking Skills" (Barbara Garner); "Supports and Hindrances: A Force-Field Analysis" (Andrea Parrella); "Developing Adults' Numerate Thinking: Getting Out from Under the Workbooks" (Mary Jane Schmitt); "Making Peace in the Math Wars" (Kathy Safford); "The New York City Math Exchange Group" (Charles Brover, Denise Deagan, Solange Farina); "Numeracy Needs of Adult Literacy Participants" (Aydin Yucesan Durgunoglu, Banu Oney); "Using Software Applications to Teach Math" (Catherine Cantrell); "Accommodating Math Students with Learning Disabilities" (Rochelle Kenyon; "Beginning Math for Beginning Readers" (Linda Huntington); "Across the Great Divide" (Jeri Levesque); "Learning with Computers: The Theory behind the Practice" (Jennifer G. Cromley); "Teaching ESOL [English for Speakers of Other Languages] Using Word Processing: A Communicative Approach" (Steve Quann, Diana Satin); "Low-Tech: Calculators, Videos, and the Abacus" (G. Andrew Page); "Building a Web Site in an ABE [Adult Basic Education] Class" (Maura Donnelly); "Solving Problems with Computer-Assisted Instruction at the East Texas Literacy Council" (Kelley Snowden); "The Working Conditions of Adult Literacy Teachers: Preliminary Findings from the NCSALL [National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy] Staff Development Study" (Cristine Smith, Judy Hofer, Marilyn Gillespie); "Connecting Research and Practice" (Barbara Garner, Beth Bingman, John Comings, Karen Rowe, Christine Smith); "The K-12 School Experiences of High School Dropouts" (Stephen Reder, Clare Strawn); "Program Participation and Self-Directed Learning to Improve Basic Skills" (Stephen Reder, Clare Strawn); "Sharing What NCSALL Is Learning" (John Comings); "Adult Basic Education and Professional Development: Strangers for Too Long" (Bruce Wilson, Dickson Corbett); and "Current Research in Adult Learning and Literacy" (Jessica Mortensen). (MN)

Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Basic Skills, Classroom Techniques, Computer Uses in Education, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Educational Counseling, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Qualifications, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs, Information Dissemination, Instructional Material Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Learning Disabilities, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Numeracy, Professional Development, Reading Skills, Skill Development, Speech Skills, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Videotape Recordings, Word Processing, World Wide Web

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Author: Garner, Barbara, Ed.


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