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Illinois Community College Board, 2007
Economic and demographic changes are dramatically increasing the need for adult education, basic literacy, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Millions of Illinois residents lack the level of literacy skills needed to obtain good jobs, perform well on the job, and function well in an increasingly complex society. Addressing the scope…
Descriptors: Program Validation, Family Literacy, Community Colleges, Adult Students
Illinois Community College Board, 2007
The Illinois Community College Board has developed this Provider Manual as an easy reference to: (1) existing laws and regulations, both State and Federal; (2) best practices in the field of Adult Education; and to (3) act as a desk reference for both new and existing program administrators. The Manual describes: (1) the purpose of the Federal…
Descriptors: Administrators, Adult Education, Audits (Verification), Literacy Education
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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
Anderson, Beckie – Colorado Department of Education, 2006
The purpose of Even Start, as outlined in federal legislation, is to help break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and low literacy by providing a unified family literacy program for low-income families. Even Start has three related goals: (1) to help parents improve their literacy or basic education skills; (2) to help parents become full…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education, Literacy Education, Federal Legislation
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
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, Boston, MA. – 2002
Since its establishment in 1996, the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) has actively conducted and disseminated research to help build effective, cost- efficient adult education and literacy programs for adults who have low literacy and math skills, limited English skills, and/or no high school diploma. Funded as…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning
Northwest ABLE Resource Center, Toledo, OH. – 2001
This publication provides photographs and the success stories of seven students in Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) in Northwest Ohio. The stories detail the sacrifices, dedication, and hard work that contributed to the students' success, as well as the work of the dedicated, hard-working instructors who facilitated their learning.…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Biographical Inventories
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL. North Central Regional Tech. in Education Consortium. – 2000
This document consists of a booklet describing the Captured Wisdom project and transcripts of videos from the two CD-ROM disks. The booklet details how to get the most from the CD-ROMs with suggestions directed toward teachers, professional development providers, and administrators. Six Captured Wisdom learning sites are listed. The Captured…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Adult Students
Royce, Sherry, Ed. – 2000
This booklet contains profiles of nine outstanding adult learners from eight Pennsylvania counties who have been recognized for their educational achievements and for acknowledging the power of education in their lives and overcoming great personal difficulties to improve and enhance the quality of their lives and those of their families and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs
Merlin, Shirley B. – 1996
The report describes the development and implementation of an English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program for limited-English-proficient employees of the poultry industry. The program, undertaken at James Madison University (Virginia), was funded initially in 1991 by the federal government and has continued with funding from two poultry companies.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Laborers, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Adult Learning and Literacy Clearinghouse. – 1999
These eight fact sheets, which are intended for teachers, administrators, and others interested in adult basic education and adult literacy, cover a wide range of topics related to adult learning and literacy. This document contains revised versions of fact sheets 0, 3, 6, 7, 12, 14, 16, and 18. The following are among the topics discussed on the…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Clearinghouses
Burrows, Debra G. – 1997
A project developed and conducted a summer institute to offer training, hands-on activities, and workshops addressing educational technology for adult basic education (ABE), General Educational Development (GED) and literacy education teachers, administrators, and staff. During the first phase of the project, the institute was designed as a 3-day…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Computer Uses in Education
Reyes, Lolita C. – 1992
The Star Team Acquiring Rewards in Literacy and Insights Through Education (STARLITE) program was implemented to improve the job proficiency of employees at the Pacific Star Hotel, Guam. Its goal was to provide employees with both workplace literacy skills and employability skills. An audit was completed in each department of the hotel. Modules…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Computer Literacy
Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce, PA. – 1991
Lehigh Valley (Pennsylvania) business, education, and service representatives offered residents of a two-county work force a chance to take the General Educational Development (GED) test for free and improve basic skills. Lehigh Valley census data indicated that one-third of the 650,000 population lacked a high school diploma, yet fewer than 500…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Agency Cooperation
Erie City School District, PA. – 1990
A project was conducted at the Adult Learning Center in Erie, Pennsylvania, to help clients who had recently failed (and almost passed) the General Educational Development (GED) examination to reapply themselves to specific curriculum materials, correct deficiencies, and retake the GED test. Intense guidance was provided to each student in the…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Attendance, High School Equivalency Programs
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