ERIC Number: EJ824800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 10
Adults in Programs for the "Academically Underprepared"
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n120 p19-26 Win 2008
Adult basic education represents a marginalized field that addresses the needs of a largely marginalized population: adults who are viewed through a deficit lens labeling them as being underprepared. This article examines particular challenges and strengths of adult learners in basic education programs (including literacy, English language, and adult secondary preparation), the affective issues that have bearing on their relative ability to be present to learning, and the ways in which adult educators at program and policy levels might address these challenges in order to make adult learning more productive and useful for all concerned.
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, At Risk Students, Performance Factors, Barriers, Change Strategies, Disadvantaged
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
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