ERIC Number: ED496191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Program Administrators' Sourcebook: A Resource on NCSALL's Research for Adult Education Program Administrators
Taylor, Jackie; Smith, Cristine; Bingman, Beth
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL)
The sourcebook is for those people who serve as administrators of adult basic, adult secondary, and/or adult English-for-speakers-of-other-languages (ESOL) programs, whether those programs are school-based, community-based, or community-college-based. This is one of the various tools developed through the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy's (NCSALL's) Connecting Practice, Policy, and Research initiative, which was initiated to help adult education practitioners access, understand, judge, and use research. The primary objective is to present all of NCSALL's research findings (as of 2004) in short sections related to key challenges that program administrators face in their work as managers of adult education programs. A secondary objective is to present the implications of these research findings for program structure and services, and suggest strategies for implementing change based on these implications. The Sourcebook is organized into five sections: (1) Teaching and Learning; (2) Adult Student Persistence; (3) Professional Development; (4) Outcomes of Participating in Adult Education; and (5) Advocacy for Program Improvement. [This sourcebook was also written with Margaret Bott, Kim Gass, Bethany Lay, Douglas Ann Taylor, and Kristin Tiedeman.]
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Academic Persistence, Adult Education, Adult Students, Adult Learning, Literacy Education, Professional Development, Resource Materials, Guides, Outcomes of Education, Advocacy, Meta Analysis, Instructional Leadership
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL). 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210. Tel: 617-482-9485; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncsall.net
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: Adult Education
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, Boston, MA.