Review of Adult Learning and Literacy: Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice, Volume 7, is the newest volume in a series of annual publications of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) that address major issues, the latest research, and the best practices in the field of adult literacy and learning. Each Review opens with an overview of significant recent developments in the field of adult literacy followed by a set of chapters presenting in-depth reviews of research and best practices on topics of high interest to the field, and concludes with a Resources section. Chapter topics in Volume 7:
*Persistence: Helping Adult Students Reach Their Goals
*Achieving Adult Education Program Quality
*Assistive Technology and Adult literacy
*Individualized Group Instruction
*Research on Professional Development and Teacher Change
*Opportunities, Transitions, and Risks: Perspectives on Adult Literacy and Numeracy Development in Australia
*Adult Basic Education in South Africa
*Annotated Bibliography on Workplace Education
The Review of Adult Learning and Literacy serves as the journal of record for the field and is an essential resource for all stakeholders who need to know what research can reveal about how best to serve adult learners.
The National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) is a federally funded research and development center focused solely on adult learning. NCSALL's efforts are dedicated to improving practice in educational programs that serve adults with limited literacy and English language skills, and those without a high school diploma. For more information on NCSALL, please visit http://www.ncsall.net/.
Table of Contents
Contents: P. Bennett, Foreword. Preface. N. Lopez, The Year 2004/2005 in Review. J. Comings, Persistence: Helping Adult Students Reach Their Goals. M.B. Bingman, M. Ziegler, Achieving Adult Education Program Quality. H. Silver-Pacuilla, Assistive Technology and Adult Literacy. P. Robinson-Geller, Individualized Group Instruction. R.E. Rudd, J.E. Anderson, C. Nath, S. Oppenheimer, Health Literacy: An Update of Medical and Public Health Literature. C. Smith, M. Gillespie, Research on Professional Development and Teacher Change. R. Wickert, J. Searle, B. Marr, B. Johnston, Opportunities, Transitions, and Risks: Perspectives on Adult Literacy and Numeracy Development in Australia. V. McKay, Adult Basic Education in South Africa. C. Nelson, Annotated Bibliography on Workplace Education.