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Bowen, Betsy – Community Literacy Journal, 2006
For nineteen years, Mercy Learning Center, a community-based literacy organization, has provided basic literacy instruction to low-income women in Bridgeport, Connecticut. During that time it has grown from three students and two tutors to 450 students, 155 tutors, and five full-time teachers. This growth has been affected by changes in welfare…
Descriptors: Females, Holistic Approach, Learning Centers (Classroom), Tutors
EFF HOT Topics, 2002
An instructor and her students used questions to plan, teach, and assess a lesson in a Family Literacy/General Educational Development (GED) program. The class identified that their families should lose weight and exercise more to have healthier hearts. They focused on the area of responsibility, called Promote Family Members' Growth and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Family Literacy, Health Promotion
Thistlethwaite, Linda – Exploring Adult Literacy: Journal of the Adult Learning Division of the College Reading Association, 2000
This paper explains how adult educators involved in the development and delivery of general adult basic education (ABE), General Educational Development (GED) certificate, and English-as-a-second-language (ESL) programs can infuse the workplace into their programs. The paper begins with a brief overview of the rationale for infusing the workplace…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy
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O'Neill, Stephen P. – Adult Basic Education, 1995
After all had completed community college remedial reading courses, 47 General Educational Development graduates and 92 traditional high school graduates, all high risk, were compared. No significant differences appeared in grade point average, total credits, degree credits, retention rate, or average grade in English and health classes. (SK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Community Colleges, High Risk Students