On-demand streaming media resources presented by LINCS
This webcast disseminated research findings from several five-year research projects investigating the development of literacy skills in adults enrolled in Adult Basic and Secondary Education classrooms.
Learn what local programs, in partnership with colleges, are doing to ensure that students are ready to move from adult literacy classes to post-secondary education and beyond.
Ian Bennett, M.D., Ph.D. of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine and Graduate School of Education; Susan R. Levy, Ph.D. of the University of Illinois at Chicago; and Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D. of Rutgers University, and moderator Sandra L. Baxter, Ed.D. discussed new and emerging topics in health literacy in this webcast presented on September 16, 2008.
From Assessment to Practice: Research-Based Approaches to Teaching Reading to Adults
These two webcasts presented a practical and compelling rationale for the use of research-based principles for adult reading instruction. The presenters, Dr. John Kruidenier, Dr. Rosalind Davidson, and Ms. Susan McShane, showed how all four components provide a natural framework for assessing adult students' reading ability, and how assessment results can lead seamlessly to a program of instruction to improve students' reading.
Part 1: This webcast focused on two components of reading, word analysis and comprehension, and presented examples to illustrate research-based practices, focusing on specific assessment and instructional strategies derived from the research.
Part 2: This follow-up webcast focused on specific instructional strategies for two other components of reading, fluency and vocabulary.
Findings from the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) Research: Adult Reading, Student Persistence and Impact of the GED
A series of webcasts were presented between 2003 and 2005 to describe and present the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL). The NAAL is a nationally representative and continuing assessment of English language literacy skills of American adults age 16 and older. The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences has conducted assessments of U.S. adult literacy since 1985.