Journal articles

Perceptions of Literacy and Adult Literacy Programs (1995)

There are numerous definitions of literacy but relatively few data on the views of adult learners in literacy programs regarding literacy and even fewer on the views of adult literacy instructors. This study examined the views of 94 learners and 31 teachers regarding literacy as well as the actual classroom experiences of a subgroup of learners.

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1995-01-01

Technology as a Tool for Urban Classrooms (1994)

This article discusses the characteristics and potentials of educational technology of two programs used in urban schools: ORILLAS and Project Headlight. It also lists characteristics of good technology programs, and how to adapt these programs for schools.

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1994-01-01

Workplace Literacy Demands (1989)

The purpose of this study was to identify the literacy requirements of 10 college vocational training programs and their corresponding occupations. This document estimates the “readability” of the curriculum of the vocational courses and of the materials used at the job site. Results may help to improve instruction and assist basic education students in making more accurate career choices based on their skills.

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1990-01-01

Workplace Literacy Assessment Tools (1989)

One of the most important elements in setting up a workplace basic skills program is the assessment of the individual employee. Because this field is still evolving, research on different “assessment instruments” used in these programs is sketchy. However, evaluating the appropriateness of existing literacy instruments for use in workplace basic skills programs may provide some insight into further test development strategies.

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1990-01-01

Literacy, Economy and Society: A Review (1996)

This article critically examines the cultural bias of the International Adult Literacy Survey.

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1990-01-01

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