Review of Adult Learning and Literacy: Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice, Volume 6, includes chapters on:
*Demographic change and low-literacy Americans;
*The role of vocabulary in Adult Basic Education;
*Implications of research on spelling for Adult Basic Education;
*Issues in teaching speaking skills to adult ESOL learners;
*The preparation and stability of the Adult Basic Education teaching workforce;
*The adult literacy system in Ireland; and
*Broad-based organizing as a vehicle for promoting adult literacy.
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From the Foreword
Contents: J. Oxenham, Foreword. Preface. N. Lopez, The Year 2003 in Review. B. Edmondson, Demographic Change and Low-Literacy Americans. M.E. Curtis, The Role of Vocabulary Instruction in Adult Basic Education. D.J. Sawyer, M.T. Joyce, Research in Spelling: Implications for Adult Basic Education. K.M. Bailey, Issues in Teaching Speaking Skills to Adult ESOL Learners. M.C. Smith, The Preparation and Stability of the ABE Teaching Workforce: Current Conditions and Future Prospects. I. Bailey, Overview of the Adult Literacy System in Ireland and Current Issues in Its Implementation. M.A. Cowan, Beyond Single Interests: Broad-Based Organizing as a Vehicle for Promoting Adult Literacy. M.A. Cowan, Resources on Community Organizing.