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USAID | Aprender a Ler Leveled Books: A dança

The goal of the USAID| Aprender a Ler project was to achieve a proficient level of reading comprehension among second and third grade students. Building up skills like decoding and listening comprehension work toward that goal, but it is also essential to create a literacy environment to stimulate students and motivate them to utilize their…


USAID | Aprender a Ler Leveled Books: A bola do Lino

The ultimate goal of the USAID| Aprender a Ler project is to achieve a proficient level of reading comprehension among 2nd and 3rd grade students. Building up skills like decoding and listening comprehension work toward that goal, but it is also essential to create a literacy environment to stimulate students and motivate them to utilize…


SABES Math Bulletin: Building Research Into Practice, Volume 2, Issue 1

In this issue we take a closer look at A Review of the Literature in Adult Numeracy: Research and Conceptual Issues section on “Issues in Conceptualizing Adult Numeracy” where definitions, learning theories, and affective concerns receive attention. Does it matter how you define numeracy, what learning theories you subscribe to, or what attention you devote…


World Education 2015 Annual Report

World Education is pleased to announce the release of our 2015 Annual Report. In 2015, World Education launched 54 new projects, including access to education technology in China, early grade reading in Mozambique, and adult education in the United States.


SABES Math Bulletin: Building Research Into Practice, Volume 1, Issue 3

Issue 3 of the Math Bulletin focuses on The Components of Numeracy, a NCSALL occasional paper authored by Lynda Ginsburg, Myrna Manly, and Mary Jane Schmitt. The paper draws on state, national, and international documents, as it explores the key aspects of numeracy instruction. By understanding the elements that distinguish ‘numeracy’ from ‘mathematics,’ adult education…


Creating Authentic Materials and Activities for the Adult Literacy Classroom

This book was designed as a starting place for adult education teachers interested in changing their instructional practice, particularly as it relates to their learners’ lives. This book will also be helpful to program administrators who are interested in leading change their programs or who wish to know more about contextualized instruction in order to…


An Evidence-based Adult Education Program Model Appropriate for Research

This monograph proposes a set of principles that describe programs in which researchers can conduct studies that compare different approaches to instructional and support services. Though this program model is based on the best available professional wisdom and empirical evidence, it is untested. This model should be tested to assess its impact on participation—in terms…


Evaluation of the Impact of [i]Focus on Basics[/i] on its Readers

As part of its multi-pronged effort to connect research and practice in the field of adult basic education, the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) launched the quarterly publication Focus on Basics in January 1997. The broad goals of the publication are to connect research with practice; to connect teachers…


Focus on Basics Volume 8, Issue D: Learning Disabilities

Dyslexia is the most common type of learning disability (LD) so we started there, with recent insights into the neurobiology of dyslexia. In our cover article Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, Yale University, New Haven, CT, remind us that dyslexia does not resolve over time. Skilled instruction combined with assistive technology and accommodations, however, can…


Focus on Basics Volume 7, Issue D: Corrections Education

What role does education play in efforts to equip inmates to transition successfully out of incarceration and back into the community? That’s the unspoken question at the core of each of the articles in this issue of Focus on Basics. Education is the pivotal element in the Offender Re-Entry Program that serves the Suffolk County…


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