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ERIC Number: EJ1114725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0741-7136
Full-Time Instructional Staffing and Outcomes of Advanced Adult Learners
Patterson, Margaret Becker
Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, v66 n4 p336-358 Nov 2016
Two core adult education outcomes for advanced adult learners in U.S. states under the National Reporting System are learning gains in adult secondary education and entry into postsecondary education (PSE). Advanced learner outcomes are associated with key functions in an adult education programming framework, as well as with adequate instructional staff time, location, or exposure to quality services. In this article, the trend in the relationship of instructional staffing patterns with both outcomes from 2006-2007 to 2011-2012 is examined. With fewer adult secondary learners and rising exposure, outcomes fluctuated. Profile analysis revealed that states with more full-time instructional staff had increasing amounts of PSE enrollment during the 6-year period. Moreover, the positive relationship of full-time instructional staffing with PSE entry appears to have gained strength from 2009-2010 onward. Implications of findings for adult educators and recommendations for future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
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