An Evaluation of the NCSALL Publication Focus on Basics [PDF]
In 2004, NCSALL undertook an evaluation of the impact of its publication Focus on Basics upon its readers. At the time of the survey, 28 issues had been published, the first in February, 1997. A total of 292 readers responded to a Web-based survey asking why adult basic education practitioners read Focus on Basics, how it influences them, and what impact it has on their practice.
The readers who completed the survey reported that Focus on Basics has had a positive impact in the following ways:
- It has influenced their beliefs about adult basic education.
- It has helped them feel connected to the larger education community as professionals.
- It has contributed to the development of communities of practice.
- It has enabled them to make a connection between research and practice.
- It has provided them with concrete ideas they have used to change their programs and practice.