Current issues and innovative work in teaching and learning reading, writing, numeracy and technology in adult literacy and essential skills in Alberta. Investigator: Sandi Loschnig sloschnig bowvalleycollege. Abstract: The two-year project was designed to examine the impact of accountability on the adult literacy field across the country and explore new ways of approaching it.
We promote effective and innovative practices in adult literacies teaching, learning and research; and support adult literacies practitioners and researchers. We enjoy engaging in debates that touch on English language and literacy, numeracy and digital skills across homes, communities and workplaces. Current Journal Edition: next deadline 31st Sept
It informs practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and funders about best practices in adult literacy, numeracy, and English language education in publicly funded, community and volunteer-based programs in a wide range of contexts. Each issue will consist of research articles plus other content of interest to readers e. Submissions should be in Times Roman 12 point font, double-spaced with one-inch margins, and formatted in APA 6th edition style.
The increasing digitization of information and communication has undoubtedly impacted the ways in which people in the United States access and interpret health information. Although the traditional emphasis of health literacy research has been the comprehension of health-related texts such as patient information forms, prescriptions, and medicine labels, the increased use of electronic means to locate health information requires more critical engagement with texts beyond basic comprehension. In accessing electronic health information, patients need to be able to navigate the vast amount of online health information and to interpret and synthesize health information across multiple sources i.
Low literacy levels in adult learners pose an educational, and public health challenge to practitioners and the scientific community. Increasing demands placed on literacy can limit opportunities in the workplace and access to health related resources, negatively impacting public health. Current estimates suggest over forty million adults in the U.
The authors provide some interesting dimensions to the understanding of family dynamics with implications for family literacy programs. A study about the difficulty of assessing the reading fluency levels of adults. Administrators and teachers should be careful about adopting tests for reading fluency, especially if these tests have not been designed specifically for adults.
In adult English as a second language ESL literacy education and staff development, practitioner inquiry has emerged as a powerful approach toward improving practice. A variety of activities occurs under the umbrella of practitioner inquiry, all of which are grounded in the knowledge and questions held by practitioners Fingeret and Cockley, Its characteristics intersect with those of other adult education concepts such as self-directed learning, reflective practice, learner-centeredness, and action research.
Somali immigrant youths and the power of print literacy by Martha Bigelow and Kendall King Following Roba: What happens when a low-educated adult immigrant learns to read by Nicole M. Pettitt and Elaine Tarone