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Focus On Basics

Volume 1, Issue A :: February 1997


Suggested Reading

Participatory Action Research:

Peter Park, Mary Brydon Miller, Budd Hall, Ted Jackson (eds.), Voices of Change: Participatory Research in the United States and Canada, (Westport, Connecticut: Bergin and Garvey, 1993).

Patricia Maguire, Doing participatory research: A Feminist Approach, (Amherst, Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts, Center for International Education, 1987).

Jan Barnsley and Diana Ellis, Research for change: Participatory Action Research for Community Groups, (Research Centre, 1012245 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C., V6K 2E4, Canada, 1992).

Lee Williams, "An annotated bibliography for participatory and collaborative field research methods," (University of Tennessee Community Partnership Center, Hoskins, Room 108N, Knoxville, TN 37996-4015).

Quantitative Research:

Edward R. Tufte, Data Analysis for Politics and Policy, (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1974).

W. Paul Vogt, Dictionary of Statistics and Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences, (Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, Inc., 1993).

Richard M. Jaeger, Statistics: A Spectator Sport, (Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, Inc., 1990).

Qualitative Research:

Norman Denzin and Yvonna Lincoln, Handbook of Qualitative Research, (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1994).

Evelyn Jacob, "Qualitative Research Traditions: A Review," (Review of Educational Research, 57, 1987), 1-50.

Teacher Research

M. Smith, and S. Lytle, Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge, (NY: Teachers College Press,1993).

I. Hall, C. Campbell, & E Miech, "Class Acts: Teachers Reflect on Their Own Classroom Practice," Harvard Educational Review. Reprint Series No. 29.

Where to find research on adult learning and literacy:

Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory in Adult Education is published four times annually by the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 1200 19th Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036. Subscriptions $39/yr, $12/individual copies. AAACE members may receive the Adult Education Quarterly as part of their membership dues.

Literacy Networks, a publication of the State Literacy Resource Center at Central Michigan University, is a journal that serves as a bridge between communities of providers and as a forum for important issues concerning literacy. The next issue of Literacy Networks will be out in Fall 1997. For more information, please contact: State Literacy Resource Center, Central Michigan University, Ronan 219, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859. Phone: 517-774-7690.

International Reading Association (IRA) Newsletter, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139, phone: (302) 731-1600, fax: (302) 731-1057.

Harvard Educational Review is published four times a year by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Gutman Library Suite 349, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138-3572. Subscriptions $39/yr, individual issues, $10.00.

Clearinghouse Information/Resources:

Several federal agencies and academic institutions support clearinghouses which produce materials useful to adult literacy practitioners, including books, research reports, fact sheets, digests and bibliographies. As these materials often are available in both paper and electronic format, the list below provides the phone number and the Web-site address:

US Department of Education (USDOE)
(202) 205-9996;

ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career and Vocational Education (ACVE)
(800) 848-4815

Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy (ISAL)
(814) 863-3777

National Clearinghouse on ESL Literacy Education (NCLE), an Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse at the Center for Applied Linguistics
(202) 429-9292;

National Institute for Literacy (NIFL)
(202) 632-1500;

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