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ERIC Number: EJ890525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4244
Stuck in the System? Lack of Progress in Adult Basic Education
Ebert, Olga; Ziegler, Mary
Journal of Adult Education, v34 n2 p20-33 Fall 2005
The purpose of the study was to better understand reasons why some welfare recipients in adult basic education (ABE) programs do not appear to advance their skill levels and to identify strategies to help them make progress. A questionnaire was returned by 117 ABE teachers in welfare programs, who rated the frequency of occurrence of various reasons for their students' lack of progress. These reasons are complex and often related to life circumstances. Teachers described strategies they find effective to engage non-advancing students in learning and increase progress. Implications for practice and professional development are included. (Contains 2 tables.)
Mountain Plains Adult Education Association. c/o Adult Learning Center, 815 Front Street, Helena, MT 59602. Tel: 406-324-2118; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A