New books: Improving adult literacy instruction

New books: Improving adult literacy instruction

New books: Improving adult literacy instruction

Date posted: August 16, 2012

New in the library!

Improving adult literacy instruction: options for practice and research by the Committee on Learning Sciences: Foundations and Applications to Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Alan M. Lesgold and Melissa Welch-Ross, editors (2012).
This report examines the research on literacy development, including neurobiology, instructional design, motivation and technology use, and makes recommendations for literacy instruction for adult basic education. Focusing on individuals ages 16 and older who are not in K-12 education, it identifies factors that affect literacy development in adolescence and adulthood and examines their implications for strengthening literacy instruction for this population. It also discusses technologies that show promise for supporting adult literacy learners. A resource for curriculum developers, federal agencies, literacy program administrators, educators, and funding agencies.

Toward defining and improving quality in adult basic education edited by Alisa Belzer. (c 2007, 2012).
This collection of articles looks at quality from the perspectives of both policy and practice. Each chapter looks at one approach to improving quality. The articles are organized around three themes: accountability, standards and the use of documentation and research; program structures and instruction; rethinking our assumptions and concepts.

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