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Research Briefs and Booklets from Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Options for Practice and Research

Posted on 11/19/2012

Literacy Instruction

The National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, developed a series of shorter publications based on the report Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Options for Practice and Research (www) to summarize its main messages for a range of readers – the general public, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners.

There are two booklets based on the report that are practitioner-friendly and bring several big ideas together in a clear and usable way.

  1. Improving Adult Literacy Instructions: Developing Reading and Writing
    This booklet gives an overview of how literacy develops and explains instructional practices that can help adults learn to read and write.
  2. Improving Adult Literacy Instructions: Supporting Learning and Motivation
    This booklet explains the principles that instructors can follow to support literacy learning and student's motivation to presist in their studies. The booklet also explores promising technologies for adult literacy.

Programs and individuals can also request copies of these booklets to be delivered in paperback/magazine style copy, for a nominal fee.