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Golden, Thomas P.; Bruyere, Susanne M.; Karpur, Arun; Nazarov, Zafar; VanLooy, Sara; Reiter, Beth – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
Individuals with disabilities have lower rates of workforce participation and lower earnings than their nondisabled peers. This article traces the history of the U.S. workforce development policy framework, including the Workforce Investment Act of 1998; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the impact of the Ticket to Work and Work…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Labor Force Development, Accessibility (for Disabled), Educational History
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Haveman, Robert; Heinrich, Carolyn; Smeeding, Timothy – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
Since the onset of the Great Recession, the U.S. labor market has been reeling. Public concern has largely focused on the unemployment rate, which rose to double digits and has since been stalled at just over 9 percent. This rate is unacceptably high, and macroeconomic policy efforts have been unsuccessful in bringing it down. The overall…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Labor Market, Economic Climate, Unemployment
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (NJ1), 2012
The Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) provides funding for states and territories to provide instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) to adults in need of these literacy services. California State Budget Act…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Outcome Measures, Program Effectiveness, Adult Basic Education
ACT, Inc., 2011
This paper outlines how the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) meets the definition of "credential" as defined by the US Department of Labor Employment (US DOL) and Training Administration's Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 15-10. The NCRC fits the US DOL definition of a credential both (a) in the context of…
Descriptors: Credentials, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Definitions
Uhalde, Raymond J. – Jobs for the Future, 2011
On April 7, 2011, Jobs for the Future (JFF) Policy Vice President Raymond Uhalde testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies about the success of workforce development projects for youth and adults funded by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the importance of sustaining…
Descriptors: Evidence, Disadvantaged, Federal Programs, Labor
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2011
American Association of State Colleges and Universities' (AASCU's) public policy agenda, rooted in an uncompromising commitment to opportunity for the nation's students, is expressed through the following core principles: (1) Higher education is a common good that provides significant benefits to individuals and society as a whole; (2) America's…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Investment, State Colleges, Advocacy
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Saddler, Sterling; Tyler, Tiffany G.; Maldonado, Cecilia; Cleveland, Roger; Thompson, Lisa K. – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2011
There is a critical need to identify solutions to the unemployment of high school dropouts. When a student prematurely leaves school, the economic, social, and political impacts result in negative consequences for the individual and the community. Of the nearly 2.2 million students who drop out of high school every year in the United States,…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Vocational Education, High Schools, Vocational Rehabilitation
Chisman, Forrest P. – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2010
On February 18, 2010, the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL) convened a Roundtable meeting of 19 leaders of local institutions identified by their peers as providing exemplary "adult education for work" service within a particular community or local labor market. The institutions are located in 16 states representing all…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Labor Market, Education Work Relationship, Federal Government
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (NJ1), 2010
The Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act provides funding for states and territories to provide instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) to adults in need of these literacy services. California State Budget Act language…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Basic Education, Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
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Miller, Brett; McCardle, Peggy; Hernandez, Ricardo – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
Low literacy levels in adult learners pose an educational and public health challenge to practitioners and the scientific community. Increasing demands placed on literacy can limit opportunities in the workplace and access to health-related resources, negatively affecting public health. Current estimates from the National Center for Education…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Public Health, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning
Condelli, Larry; Kirshstein, Rita; Silver-Pacuilla, Heidi; Reder, Stephen; Wrigley, Heide Spruck – American Institutes for Research, 2010
Research has identified the barriers adult learners face in attaining their education and English proficiency goals, entering and advancing in employment, succeeding in postsecondary education and training, and navigating service systems. Most adult learners face long odds in trying to meet these goals. What would it take to address these barriers…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Barriers