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Evaluation Of The 1992 Nals Background Survey Questionnaire An Analysis Of Uses With Recommendations For Revisions

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Literacy For The Twenty First Century

Author : M. Cecil Smith
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Describing in-depth empirical investigations of factors related to adults' literacy skills, Literacy for the 21st Century summarizes the National Adult Literacy Survey. Conducted in 1992, the NALS is the largest assessment ever conducted on adults' literacy skills and has significant implications for educational practices at the turn of the century.

Measuring Literacy

Author : National Research Council
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The National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) is a household survey conducted periodically by the Department of Education that evaluates the literacy skills of a sample of adults in the United Stages ages 16 and older. NAAL results are used to characterize adults’ literacy skills and to inform policy and programmatic decisions. The Committee on Performance Levels for Adult Literacy was convened at the Department’s request for assistance in determining a means for booking assessment results that would be useful and understandable for NAAL’S many varied audiences. Through a process detailed in the book, the committee determined that five performance level categories should be used to characterize adults’ literacy skills: nonliterate in English, below basic literacy, basic literacy, intermediate literacy, and advanced literacy. This book documents the process the committee used to determine these performance categories, estimates the percentages of adults whose literacy skills fall into each category, recommends ways to communicate about adults’ literacy skills based on NAAL, and makes suggestions for ways to improve future assessments of adult literacy.

Understanding Literacy Development

Author : Anne McKeough
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The acquisition and maintenance of literacy is of pressing interest and concern to educators and educational policy makers worldwide. What are the common themes, the common questions, and the unique circumstances and initiatives that spring from this interest and concern? To address these questions, Understanding Literacy Development: A Global View brings together leading experts from around the world to explore ways to best provide teaching and learning opportunities, tailored to specific educational needs, to help all children become better readers. The premise is that current generic "one-size-fits-all" approaches are inappropriate for many children and can lead to underachievement and failure. The contributors write from a stance that reflects not only their own particular expertise and experience, but also sheds light on literacy development across cultures, countries, and circumstances. Taken together, chapters in this volume target a wide and comprehensive set of literacy issues, and offer an extensive exploration of the complexities of literacy development, including issues related to early literacy, school instruction, family literacy, adolescent and adult literacy, and teacher development. At a time when education is burdened by increasing economic pressure to do more with less, it is imperative that educators and decision makers at all levels have access to current, broad-ranging, and in-depth information and evidence to inform their choices. This volume, compiling critical research on a wide spectrum of literacy concerns, is an invaluable tool for scholars, teacher educators, professionals and graduate students in the fields of literacy education, early childhood education, educational psychology, educational policy, and related areas.

Literacy In America

Author : Barbara J. Guzzetti
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Why We Read And How Reading Transforms Us

Author : Nicola Susanne Schutte
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Examines the reading experience from an interdisciplinary perspective, incorporating concepts and research from psychology, education, and literary theory. Readers' narrative accounts of their experiences complement the presentation of theory and review of research.

Resources In Education

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Assessing Literacy

Author : Anne Campbell
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Sets forth the definition of literacy and the framework that guided the development of the instruments for the NALS. Contents: overview of the NALS and survey samples; framework development (defining literacy, extending the literacy scales); development of the background questionnaire (scope, and administration); development of the simulation tasks (materials/structures, task difficulty, processes/strategies); state adult literacy surveys (state samples, background questionnaire); participants in the development process; and sample tasks.

The Experience Of Being An Adult Literacy Education Student In Kenya

Author : John Kiarie Muiru
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Family Literacy Matters

Author : Linda Phillips
ISBN : 1550593390
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By following families over three years the authors have convincingly shown the power of a family literacy program to change lives. At the broadest level their conclusions will come as little surprise to anyone in the literacy field -- the children with the greatest need benefited the most, and parents with at least high school education could help their children the most. The real richness of this volume, however lies in the depth of detail. The parents involved in the program told the researchers they were generally paying more attention to printed material, reading more often and wanted to learn how to improve their literacy. They became more sophisticated in gauging their children's literacy skills and more sure of their own abilities to help those children.

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