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Focus On Basics

Volume 1, Issue A :: February 1997

Editorial Board

Miriam Burt, Washington DC
Miriam Craiger, Arizona
Cassie Drennon, Georgia
Eileen Ferrance, Rhode Island
Marilyn Gillespie, Florida
Cathy Nevels, Mississippi
Tom Sticht, California

Themes of Upcoming Issues

May 1997

September 1997

Multi-Level Classrooms
December 1997

Thematic / Content-Based Instruction
February 1998

Learner Motivation

Editorial Board Members Needed


Review all manuscripts for interest, clarity, accuracy, balance, relevance to the target audience--this entails a considerable time commitment

Participate in at least two two-hour-long conference calls

Suggest titles, ideas for illustrations, resources for departments, themes, story ideas, authors for upcoming issues

Evaluate your board experience and suggest ways it can be improved


Current classroom experience in ABE/GED/ESOL, if possible

Expertise in one of the issue themes, including, if possible, familiarity with the literature

Experience writing for publication preferred but not required

Experience working with others on their writing preferred but not required


Each board member will receive a stipend to work on one issue, and a complimentary one-year subscription to Focus on Basics.

Application Process

To apply, send a letter that highlights your area of expertise and a resume or brief description of your relevant experience. These can be e-mailed or mailed to:

Barbara Garner
World Education
44 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02210-1211

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