TitleTeaching Reading to First-Level Adults: Emerging Trends in Research
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsAlamprese, JA
JournalFocus on the Basics
Start Page28
Date Published8/2001
Type of ArticleAdult
KeywordsAdult Education, Literacy, Reading, Research, strategies

Reading has always been a fundamental concept taught in adult basic education (ABE). The  methods and contexts for reading instruction, however, have varied over time according to practitioners' theoretical perspectives and belief systems about the reading process. For example, the teaching of reading often has been imbedded in instructional content rather than addressed as a discrete skill. Because of the variations in instructional approach, it sometimes has been difficult to discern the extent to which reading is being taught in ABE programs.