Adult Education Literacy Instruction: A Review of the Research (2010)

This report was prepared by the Adult Literacy Research Working Group (ALRWG), a panel of experts on adult reading research and practice, established by the former National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) in collaboration with the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) in the United States. The group’s goal was to identify and evaluate existing research in adult reading instruction and to provide a summary of scientifically based findings.

The ALRWG defined “adult reading instruction research” as research related to reading instruction for low-literate adults, aged 16 and older, who are no longer being served in secondary education programs. This includes learners in community-based literacy centres; family literacy programs; prison literacy programs; workplace literacy programs; and two-year colleges. It includes research related to all low-literate adults in these settings, including adults in Adult Basic Education programs; Adult Secondary Education programs; English as a Second Language programs; and adults with a learning or reading disability.

The ALRWG’s research identified the following topic areas as representing the major aspects of reading instruction: assessment of reading ability; alphabetics instruction, including phonemic awareness and word analysis; fluency instruction; and vocabulary and comprehension instruction.

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John R. Kruidenier, Charles A. MacArthur and Heide S. Wrigley. Adult Education Literacy Instruction: A Review of the Research 2010. Web. 24 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/adult_lit_instruction/adult_lit_instruction.pdf>
John R. Kruidenier, Charles A. MacArthur & Heide S. Wrigley (2010). Adult Education Literacy Instruction: A Review of the Research. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/adult_lit_instruction/adult_lit_instruction.pdf
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