Learning Resources: Grads Enter Uncertain Job Market
Learning Resources is our multimedia curriculum in which students can read real news stories as they listen to or watch the actual news broadcast, so they can follow along with the story. The text of the story is always presented as both the original transcript as well as an abridged version. We also provide a story outline. After they read the story, students can complete learning activities that test comprehension and sequencing, as well as a free-writing area.
In this edition:
For 6000 graduates at San Jose State this year, there's uncertainty as they enter one of the worst job markets in decades. When the class of 2003 entered college the future never looked brighter. But in the four years they've been here, the world outside has changed dramatically.
Click here to read this story and participate in the learning activities associated with it.
Intergenerational Transfer of Cognitive Skills Study
Findings from the FULFILL (Families Utilizing the Library For Improving Literacy and Learning) Study
Study conducted by
Drs. Barabara McDonald and Patricia A. Scollay
San Diego State Univesity
This study looked at experiences of people whose literacy use and literacy skills had undergone transition as adults when they decided to learn to read or to improve their reading in library-based adult and family literacy programs. The work comes out of a longitudinal interview study in which adult literacy learners in California public library programs and their volunteer tutors were interviewed once every year over a three year period.
LD Resource Guide
LD Resource Guide:
Making Sense of Learning Difficulties, Disabilities, and Differences for California Library Literacy Services
Written and compiled by
Leslie Shelton, Ph.D.
with the California Library Literacy Services (CLLS) LD Task Force
The purpose of the LD Resource Guide is to provide literacy practitioners with new perspectives, information and resources that can be used to better understand and evaluate the recent research and practices being promoted to address learning disabilities and learning differences. In addition, it offers insights into actions and approaches that programs can choose from in order to improve their programs and services.
This guide has been developed by a team of library literacy staff members from throughout California.