Best practices for adult instruction
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5 Best Practice Suggestions: Descriptions and Applications Despite the capacity of writing to facilitate reading development and the need for adults to be able to write for work, education, and other purposes, writing has not been included in major surveys of adult learners, nor have writing skills been a focus of adult literacy research Gillespie, Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw. Any effort to apply what is known from K research should be informed by research on learning with adults see Chapter 4. The knowledge faculty gain from their own graduate training is significantly different from the knowledge they need to teach developmental classes. Information about the instructional practices used in adult education programs is not available from the Adult Education Program Survey, although general characteristics are provided, such as whether the instruction was classroom-based or one-on-one instruction. Across ABE, ASE, and ESL instruction, about 2 percent or fewer of programs required their full-time, part-time, or volunteer instructors to have special education certification.
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