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Reflections from Teaching Basic Adult Literacy
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on June 22, 2021 in categoryFacts & Research

In this issue of Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy, three research teachers aim to better understand adult learners’ strengths and weaknesses and then develop and test an instructional approach to improve their skills. The teachers then share their accounts of teaching and the students’ responses. 

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Probing the Interface Between Learning Theory and Practice in Adult Basic Education
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on June 16, 2021 in categoryFacts & Research

The current issue of Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy, includes an interesting research article by George Demetrion that examines the dynamic of learning theory and learning practice. 


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Metaphors of Reading and Teaching Reading: Adult and College Educators’ Readerly and Teacherly Identities
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on June 09, 2021 in categoryFacts & Research

In the new issue of Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy, a team of researchers from Oklahoma State University and Texas State University surveyed 46 educators about how they describe reading and teaching reading. 


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Why the Third-Grade Reading Level Matters
Posted by Daniel Davis on May 28, 2021 in categoryFacts & Research

In the adult literacy field, we often cite the statistic that 43 million adults in the U.S. cannot read above a third-grade level. But have you ever wondered why the third-grade level significant? Educators have determined third grade is when students transition from learning-to-read to reading-to-learn (Weyer & Caseras, 2019).  


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White Paper Offers Dialogue on Social Justice and Adult Education

 

One of the primary purposes of adult education is to give adults the skills and knowledge to become active members of their communities and exercise their democratic rights. 


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