World Education Publications
What is Focus on Basics?
Focus on Basics is a publication
of the US Division of World Education. Focus
on Basics presents
best practices, current research on adult
learning and literacy, and how research
is used by adult basic education teachers,
counselors, program administrators, and
policy makers. Focus on Basics is
dedicated to connecting research with practice,
to connecting teachers with researchers
and researchers with the reality of the
classroom, and by doing so, making adult
basic education research relevant to the
field. Each issue is based on a theme of
importance to adult basic educators and
includes articles on research, theory,
practice, and policy.
Why read Focus on Basics?
Unlike many professions, adult basic education
does not have a prescribed career path.
No set academic path or certification qualifies
teachers for their roles; many adult basic
educators get jobs as adult basic education
teachers without realizing that they have,
in fact, entered a "field." A recent evaluation
revealed that Focus on Basics,
with its national scope and articles targeted
to the state, program, and classroom level,
provides practitioners with a sense of
the broader field to which they belong. Focus
on Basics is
a mainstay for professional development
providers, who draw upon it for ideas,
information, and materials. It is the publication
that adult basic education practitioners—teachers, program administrators, and
professional development providers—turn to.
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