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Focus on Basics
Focus on Basics was the quarterly publication of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy. It presented best practices, current research on adult learning and literacy, and how research was used by adult basic education teachers, counselors, program administrators, and policy makers. Focus on Basics was dedicated to connecting research with practice, to connecting teachers with research and researchers with the reality of the classroom, and by doing so, making adult basic education research more relevant to the field.
World Education published three additional issues of Focus on Basics, on Health & Literacy Partnerships, Numeracy, and Learning Disabilities.
The list of issues published is below.
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- Health & Literacy Partnerships - Sept. 08 (Issue B)
- Numeracy - May 08 (Issue A)
Volume 9 (2008)
- Learning Disabilities - November 07 (Issue D)
- Self-Study, Health, GED to Postsecondary, Disseminating Research - November 06 (Issue C)
Volume 8 (2005-2007)
Volume 7 (2004-2005)
Volume 6 (2002-2003)
- Staff Development - June 02 (Issue
- Literacy and Health - February
02 (Issue C)
- Adult Development - October 01
- First-Level Learners - August
01 (Issue A)
- Research to
Practice - April 01 (Issue D)
- December 00 (Issue C)
Instruction - September 00 (Issue B)
- Learning From
Research - March 00 (Issue A)
- Writing Instruction - December 99 (Issue D)
- Standards-Based Education - September 99 (Issue C)
- Accountability - June 99 (Issue B)
- Adult Multiple Intelligences - March 99 (Issue A)
- Project-Based Learning - December 98 (Issue D)
- Theories of Change - September 98 (Issue C)
- The GED - June 98 (Issue B)
- Learner Motivation - March 98 (Issue A)
- Content Based Instruction - December 1997 (Issue D)
- Multi-level Classrooms - September 1997 (Issue C)
- Reading - May 1997 (Issue B)
- What is Research? - February 1997 (Issue A)
Volume 5 (2001-2000)
Volume 4 (2000-2001)
Volume 3 (1999)
Volume 2 (1998)
Volume 1 (1997)
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