|Title||Teaching Reading to First-Level Adults: Emerging Trends in Research|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2001|
|Journal||Focus on the Basics|
|Type of Article||Adult|
|Keywords||Adult 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.