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ERIC Number: ED515660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Learning in Context: Preparing Latino Workers for Careers and Continuing Education
Moore, Elizabeth; Oppenheim, Emma
National Council of La Raza
Adult education services, including education for those lacking basic literacy and numeracy, preparation for the high school equivalency diploma, and English-as-a-second-language courses, play a crucial role in bridging the basic skills gap for Latinos and other workers with limited formal education and training. With recent policy and program shifts focusing on preparing low-skill adults for the demands of work and continued learning, integrated training programs--programs that provide vocational training and teach basic skills and/or the English language simultaneously--have emerged as a promising method for improving the learning and earnings outcomes of participants. With a focus on the accessibility of integrated training programs for Latino and low-skill workers and the practicality of taking these programs to scale, this report offers insight and recommendations to policymakers, program administrators, and funders to ensure that these promising strategies reach the workers most affected by the basic skills gap. This report profiles eight programs across four states: Illinois, where NCLR's "Carreras en Salud" program is being implemented; Washington, known for innovation in integrated training; and Texas and Florida, states with large populations of Latinos and immigrants with limited English proficiency. (Contains 16 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Labor; Aetna Foundation; Ford Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Illinois; Texas; Washington