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D5. Uses data collection systems for program improvement.
parts: a novel
Press Distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West, Emeryville, CA,
Amazon.com "Working Parts examines the life of a smart, funny, accomplished
woman who finally faces the hard truth that, at the age of 27, she cannot
read. Lori Taylor makes a pact with her best friend, fellow bike mechanic
Miguel, that she will learn to read if he, a virgin, learns to kiss. This
book follows these best buddies, a lesbian and a straight man, as they
confront then try to overcome their secret shames. Lucy Jane Bledsoe creates
believable, lovable, well-rounded characters while examining important
social issues of literacy, race, age, class, physical appearance, and
Skills for a New Economy: Adult Education's Key Role in Sustaining Economic
Growth and Expanding Opportunity
MassInstitute for a New Commonwealth (MassINC), 2000
study reveals that as many as a million adults in Massachusetts who have
already earned HS diplomas still lack the skills needed to contend with
the complexities of modern living. The researchers offer rationales for
increased funding for adult basic education, including its long-term cost
effectiveness, and present several recommendations for program design
and the system as a whole.
with words: language, life, and work in communities and classrooms
University Press, Cambridge, NY, 1983
is power. Heath, a reflective practitioner of both human nature and schooling,
provides an in-depth view of communities which epitomize the struggle
for such power. In her ethnographic study of Trackton and Roadville, Heath
lays bare the socializing process of children through words. The discontinuity
between home and school is disturbing; a realization that students who
do not fit the traditional way of schooling are left behind. Clearly illustrated
is the need for teachers and students to bridge the gap which exists in
relation to both language and culture, for without this effort some students
will never acquire the power needed to take control of their education
or pursue opportunities from which they have previously been excluded.
Van Duzer, C.
success in family literacy projects: alternative approaches to assessment
for Applied Linguistics and Delta Systems, McHenry, IL, 1994
book provides guidance on developing an effective evaluation plan for
adult English language programs--whether in the context of family literacy,
workplace and workforce literacy, or general language development. With
an emphasis on surveys, interviews, observation measures, and performance
samples, the authors show how staff members and learners can gain accurate
information about how well they are meeting their goals. The book provides
many sample assessment tools and examples of strategies for summarizing
and analyzing assessment data that can be used in the classroom.
Topic: Accountability and Learner Assessment
issue contains a dozen articles ranging from statewide issues of creating
an accountability system in Massachusetts to assessment with learning
disabled learners. It also includes information about Equipped for the
Future's take on assessment as well as resources on standardized tests
which are used in ABE.
to Paradise: The Struggle to Teaching and to Learn on the Margins of Adult
Cajon, CA: Applied Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Inc., 1998
factors that help make adult literacy programs work, and in some cases
not work. It looks closely at the adult literacy system in an inner city
community in San Diego. Report divided into three parts: Part 1, The Struggle
to Learn, focuses on barriers to participation in adult literacy education,
how situational factors play a role in persistence and program retention,
and how various instructional actors such as class size, erratic attendance,
and turbulence (people being added and subtracted from the class) affect
learning. Part 2, The Struggle to Teach, focuses on the voices of teachers
and their reflections on the struggle to teach in a marginalized education
system, how the dynamics of students' lives and classroom turbulence affects
their work, and the challenges to teaching posed by great diversity due
to cultural factors and different levels of language and literacy skills.
Part 3, The Struggle to Be Better, focuses on activities to try to make
the adult literacy education system more effective.
Do They Know They Know?": Evaluating Adult Learning
San Fransisco, CA, 1997
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book provides educators and trainers with a practical tool for determining
the effectiveness of the teaching and learning that takes place in their
classrooms. Describing evaluation as a process of accountability, the
authors take readers step by step through their approach, which connects
evaluation to program planning and engages learners as partners throughout.
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