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Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Developing Reading and Writing

More than an estimated 90 million adults in the United States lack the literacy skills needed for fully productive and secure lives. The effects of this shortfall are many: Adults with low literacy have lower rates of participation in the ...

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Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Supporting Learning and Motivation

Virtually everyone needs a high level of literacy in both print and digital media to negotiate most aspects of 21st century life-succeeding in a competitive job market, supporting a family, navigating health information, and participating in civic activities. Yet, according ...

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Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Options for Practice and Research

A high level of literacy in both print and digital media is required for negotiating most aspects of 21st-century life, including supporting a family, education, health, civic participation, and competitiveness in the global economy. Yet, more than 90 million U.S. ...

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Learning Science Through Computer Games and Simulations

At a time when scientific and technological competence is vital to the nation's future, the weak performance of U.S. students in science reflects the uneven quality of current science education.  Although young children come to school with innate curiosity and ...

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Report of a Workshop on The Scope and Nature of Computational Thinking

Report of a Workshop on the Scope and Nature of Computational Thinking presents a number of perspectives on the definition and applicability of computational thinking. For example, one idea expressed during the workshop is that computational thinking is a fundamental ...

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Measuring Literacy: Performance Levels for Adults

The National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) is a household survey conducted periodically by the Department of Education that evaluates the literacy skills of a sample of adults in the United Stages ages 16 and older. NAAL results are used to characterize adultsí ...

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Planning for Two Transformations in Education and Learning Technology:Report of a Workshop

In response to concerns about the continued unrealized potential of IT in K-12 education, the National Research Councilís Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Center for Education (CFE), Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS), and Computer ...

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Computer Science: Reflections on the Field, Reflections from the Field

Computer Science: Reflections on the Field, Reflections from the Field provides a concise characterization of key ideas that lie at the core of computer science (CS) research. The book offers a description of CS research recognizing the richness and ...

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Information Technology (IT)-Based Educational Materials:Workshop Report with Recommendations

In the last half-century, we have witnessed the birth and development of a new era: the information age. Information Technology (IT), the primary vehicle of the information age, has transformed the modern workplace and is pervasive in the development of ...

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Improving Learning with Information Technology: Report of a Workshop

In spring 2000, representatives from the U.S. Department of Education (DOEd) and senior staff at the National Research Council (NRC) recognized a common frustration: that the potential of information technology to transform K-12 education remains unrealized. In fall 2000 the ...

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