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Getting Reading Results in the Classroom: What Research Tells Us

This webcast disseminates research findings from several five-year research projects investigating the development of literacy skills in adults enrolled in Adult Basic and Secondary Education classrooms.
Author(s): 
Dr. Brett Miller (Moderator)
Dr. Daphne Greenberg
Dr. Charles MacArthur
Dr. Daryl Mellard
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Center for the Study of Adult Literacy at Georgia State University
University of Delaware
Center for Research on Learning at University of Kansas, Lawrence
Published: 
2010
Resource Type: 
Product
Product Type: 
Skill Level: 
NRS EFL 1--ABE Beginning Literacy
NRS EFL 2--ABE Beginning Basic Education
NRS EFL 3--ABE Intermediate Low
NRS EFL 4--ABE Intermediate High
NRS EFL 5--ASE Low
NRS EFL 6--ASE High
Required Training: 

None

Abstract: 

 This webcast disseminates research findings from several five-year research projects investigating the development of literacy skills in adults enrolled in Adult Basic and Secondary Education classrooms. Three of the research scientists serve as panelists and discuss the key cross-cutting research findings and themes, as well as the implications for effective instruction in reading. During the discussion, the panelists summarize the research projects, the study participants, the nature of instructional interventions, and findings from their studies. Webcast participants had the opportunity to interact with panel members through a question and answer format.

Benefits and Uses: 
 This webcast describes findings from a series of multi-year grants awarded to develop new research-based knowledge related to effective instructional methods that influence the development of reading and writing competencies in adults. The panelists discuss project design, participants, intervention, and results of the five-year studies. The findings indicated that specific cognitive and socio-cultural factors interact with instructional approaches and interventions in a manner that impacts the acquisition of reading and writing abilities in ABE and ASE students. This webinar would be most useful to teachers, professional developers, and local program administrators interested in instructional strategies and interventions to improve reading and writing instruction for ABE and ASE learners.
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