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Teaching Phonics To Adult Students Using Job Relevant Reading Materials, Andrea R. Stridiron Aug 1998

Teaching Phonics To Adult Students Using Job Relevant Reading Materials, Andrea R. Stridiron

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

When adult students make the decision to return to school after being away a year or more, they may have forgotten many skills, rules and/or generalizations of reading that will be crucial for their success in the work force. One of these is phonics.

Many students have forgotten basic phonics rules. This has prevented them from reading for pleasure, but more importantly, it has kept them from being successful on the job. It keeps them from reading and following simple instructions or understanding written memos from their supervisors or fellow workers. Lack of following directions can lead to accidents ...


Does The Use Of Computer-Assisted Instruction With Incarcerated Adult Female Learner Impact On Reading Achievement When Compared To Classroom Instruction Without Computers?, Barbara J. Labelle Aug 1997

Does The Use Of Computer-Assisted Instruction With Incarcerated Adult Female Learner Impact On Reading Achievement When Compared To Classroom Instruction Without Computers?, Barbara J. Labelle

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The study investigated the impact of Computer-Assisted Instruction over a five month period on the reading levels of incarcerated adult female learners when compared to classroom instruction without computers. The experimental CAI group (N=20) consisted of Adult Basic Education students enrolled in school at least one module of three hours, five days a week. This group utilized Ideal Software for CAI reading instruction. The control group of non-CAI students (N=20) utilized the Adult Basic Education classroom for reading instruction without computers. They were enrolled in school at least one module of three hours, five days a week. Their ...


Case Study: The Combined Effects Of The Neurological Impress Method And The Educational Therapy Approach Upon An Adult Disabled Reader, Paula A. Mosman Jul 1996

Case Study: The Combined Effects Of The Neurological Impress Method And The Educational Therapy Approach Upon An Adult Disabled Reader, Paula A. Mosman

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The adult remedial reader often exhibits diverse needs which are necessary to be taken into consideration amid remediation efforts. Low self-esteem, sense of failure, and dependency upon trusted teachers, family, and friends briefly describe the obstacles which the adult learner must contend with. This is a case study of a 38 year old woman attending Adult Basic Education classes in an urban community. Despite having progressed through the twelfth grade, her educational experiences were generally inconsistent and academically unsuccessful. The subject read at a second grade independent reading level and exhibited great need in phonological awareness at the initial stages ...


Reading Attitudes, Achievement And Motivation Of Adult Male Prison Inmates, Kathleen M. Gould May 1993

Reading Attitudes, Achievement And Motivation Of Adult Male Prison Inmates, Kathleen M. Gould

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a strong relationship between reading attitudes and achievement of adult male inmates and what motivates them to want to learn to read. Eighty (80) inmates enrolled in the Pre-GED classes at a medium security prison in western New York were given a reading attitude inventory designed by the researcher based on the Estes Reading Attitude Scale. Reading scores for each student were also gathered from the TABE test. The relationship of the attitude inventory and achievement was then analyzed. It was found that in this study, reading attitude was ...


A Comparison Of The Study Skills And Academic Success Between Traditional Aged Students And Non-Traditional Aged Students In The Student Support Services Program At Suny College At Brockport, Cathleen M. Stanes Aug 1989

A Comparison Of The Study Skills And Academic Success Between Traditional Aged Students And Non-Traditional Aged Students In The Student Support Services Program At Suny College At Brockport, Cathleen M. Stanes

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the study skills, learning behaviors and academic success of a group of non-traditional aged college students in the Student Support Services Program at an upstate New York college and compare them with a group of traditional aged students in the same program. The subjects consisted of twenty-one adult students and twenty-one traditional aged students in the Student Support Services Program at SUNY College at Brockport. Mean scores earned on seven subscales of the LASSI and mean semester grade point averages were found for both groups and tested for significance at the 90 ...


A Study To Determine The Impact Of A Colorectal Education Program On An Asymptomatic Industrial Population, Mary Christine Chizuk Dec 1982

A Study To Determine The Impact Of A Colorectal Education Program On An Asymptomatic Industrial Population, Mary Christine Chizuk

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The major purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a colorectal cancer education program in an asymptomatic industrial population. The variables high-risk, age 40 and over, and personal perception of risk were analyzed on the basis of knowledge. A Pre and Posttest questionnaire was administered on a self-selected basis via interdepartmental mail. A thirteen item knowledge test comprised the major portion of the questionnaire consistent with the American Cancer society's publications. A Reliability Analysis demonstrated extremely acceptable Alpha Levels on the knowledge items. The educational programs consisted of a thirty (30) minute lecture, movie and discussion ...


Factors Related To The Resettlement Of Migrant Adults In New York State, Laura B. Neale May 1979

Factors Related To The Resettlement Of Migrant Adults In New York State, Laura B. Neale

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to explore factors related to the resettlement of migrant adults in New York State. Differences among groups of resettled, intrastate, and interstate migrant adults were analyzed in the areas of formal education received, reading achievement, attitudes toward reading, and socioeconomic and cultural factors chosen as important reasons for resettlement.

Two questionnaires were developed by the researcher to aid in this study. Possible relationships between attitudes toward reading and reading achievement, between reading achievement and formal education, and between attitudes toward reading and sex were also explored. Significant differences were found among the three groups ...