Action Research

Improving the Health Literacy of Hospitals: A Collaborative Guide for Literacy Organizations

2010

This report details a project in which adult education students were trained to provide feedback to help hospitals improve their practices. A step-by-step process is provided enabling other adult education programs to replicate this project.

Administrators
Instructional Staff

Reflective Practice in the Professional Development of Teachers of Adult English Language Learners

2008

This resource offers a brief introduction as to why practitioners engage in professional development and then goes on to describe how a teacher’s reflective practice provides data and understanding of one’s practice leading to informed decision making and professional growth.

Administrators
Teacher Trainers
Policymakers and Implementers
Instructional Staff

Making it Worth the Stay: Findings from the New England Adult Learner Persistence Project

2009

The study examines strategies and both quantitative and qualitative outcomes in four program components: intake and orientation; instruction; counseling and peer support; and re-engagement.

Administrators
Teacher Trainers
Instructional Staff

Practitioner Research as Staff Development: A Facilitator's Guide

2003

This guide offers activities, guidelines and resources for those interested in using inquiry groups and research methods in their program improvement efforts. 

Administrators
Teacher Trainers
Policymakers and Implementers
Instructional Staff