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ERIC Number: ED505519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 86
Framework for Quality Professional Development for Practitioners Working With Adult English Language Learners
Center for Adult English Language Acquisition
As a result of a growing immigrant population in the United States, many adult education programs are working with new populations of adult learners who need to learn English. There is a need for a strong workforce of trained and knowledgeable practitioners who can work effectively with adults learning English and facilitate transitions to post-secondary education and/or employment. This document outlines the components of a framework that can be used to guide the development of high quality professional development opportunities for practitioners working with adult English language learners. The framework has three components: (1) Content that practitioners need to be successful working with adult English language learners; (2) Process for planning, implementing, and evaluating professional development for these practitioners; and (3) Context in which these practitioners work and the professional development process is provided. Each component, with specific elements, is discussed. Three appendixes are included: (1) Diagram of the CAELA Network Quality Professional Development Framework; (2) Background on the Need for Quality Professional Development in Adult Education; and (3) References. (Contains 1 figure.)
Center for Adult English Language Acquisition. 4646 40th Street NW, Washington, DC 20016. Tel: 202-355-1500; Fax: 202-363-7204; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Adult English Language Acquisition