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Focus On Basics

Volume 2, Issue A ::: March 1998


Suggested Readings:

R. Bean, J. Partanen, A. Wright, & J. Aaronson, J. "Attrition in urban basic literacy programs and strategies to increase retention." Adult Literacy and Basic Education, 13(3), pp. 146-154, 1989.

Hal Beder, Adult Literacy Education: Issues for Policy and Practice. (Malabar, FL: Kreiger, 1990).

Alisa Belzer, A Research Study in Retention: A Qualitative Approach. Unpublished final project report. (Philadelphia, PA: Center for Literacy, 1992).

Patricia Cross, Adults as learners. (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass 1982).

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, "Literacy and Intrinsic Motivation," DAEDALUS, Vol. 119, No. 2, Spring 1990.

Richard Davis, Retaining Adult Education Students, A How-To Guide for Practitioners, Research Report No. 109. (Learning Resources Network (LERN), Manhattan, KS: 1990).

(Hanna) Arlene Fingeret, "Social network: A new perspective on independence and illiterate adults." Adult Education Quarterly. 3(3), 133-145 (1983).

Kathleen A. Fitzsimmons, "African American Women Who Persist in Literacy Programs: An Exploratory Study," The Urban Review, Vol. 3, No. 4 1991.

G. Malicky & C. Norman, "Participation Patterns in Adult Literacy Programs," Adult Basic Education, 4 (3), 144-156 (1997).

B. Allan Quigley, Rethinking Literacy Education: The Critical Need for Practice-Based Change. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1997).

B. Allan Quigley, Retaining Reluctant Learners in Adult Literacy Programs. (State College, PA: Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, 1993).

B. Allan Quigley & Gary Kuhne, Creating Practical Knowledge: Posing Problems, Solving Problems and Improving Daily Practice Through Action Research. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education series no. 73. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass 1997).

Fran Tracy-Mumford, with T. Baker, P. Bristo, I. Companiony, J. Marshall, D. Mathers, Student Retention: Creating Student Success. (National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium, Monograph Number Two, March 1994).

Karen Wikelund, Stephen Reder, & S. Hart-Landsberg, Expanding Theories of Adult Literacy Participation: A Literature Review, Technical Report TR92-1. (Philadelphia, PA: NCAL, 1992).

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