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Local Program Administrators

Problem-Based Learning and Adult English Language Learners

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2007
This CAELA brief draws attention to the benefits of and the support needed to implement a problem-based learning approach in the adult English language-learner classroom.
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Local Program Administrators
Teachers

Module 3: Communicating Success to Stakeholders

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2009
This three-hour, self-paced course was designed for use by volunteers, teachers and program administrators in the field of ABE who are interested in learning how to effectively use data to identify...
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Local Program Administrators
State Staff
Teachers

Promoting Learner Transitions to Postsecondary Education and Work: Developing Academic Readiness Skills from the Beginning

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2010

This brief addresses the current and projected need for skilled workers and the skills immigrants will need to be able to take these positions. These skills are based in academic and higher level...

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Teachers
Teacher Educators

Promoting Learner Engagement when Working with Adult English Language Learners

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2010
This brief highlights three instructional approaches—task-based learning, problem-based learning, and project based learning—and a classroom-based assessment.
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Local Program Administrators
Teachers

The Role of Vocabulary Instruction in Adult Basic Education

2006

Vocabulary has long been recognized as a key factor in reading comprehension. In this chapter, Curtis analyzes research and theories on vocabulary, vocabulary acquisition, and reading...

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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

Research in Writing: Implications for Adult Literacy Education

2001

This resource is chapter three, volume 2 in the NCSALL publication, Review of Adult Learning and Literacy. It is a meta analysis of various studies and trends about the "forgotten of the three R's...

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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

Observing and Providing Feedback to Teachers of Adults Learning English

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2009
This brief highlights the rationale for and importance of teacher observations and giving feedback in order to improve both programmatic and teaching aspects of an adult ESL classroom. 
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Local Program Administrators

Writing to Read: Evidence for how Writing Can Improve Reading

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2010
This report identifies effective practices for strengthening reading through writing, based on a meta-analysis of 29 norm-referenced test studies and 55 researcher-designed test studies.
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Local Program Administrators
Researchers
Teachers

Affecting change in literacy practices: Impact of two dimensions of instruction

2000
The research investigated the extent to which the use of authentic materials (newspapers, bus schedules, novels, labels, etc.) and the level of collaboration between students and teachers (teacher-...
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

Module 2: Data Analysis for Program Decision-Making

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2008
This three-hour, self-paced course was designed for use by volunteers, teachers and program administrators in the field of ABE who are interested in learning how to effectively review and use data...
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

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