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Hawkins, Beth – Education Next, 2019
Forty-one percent of U.S. adults ages 25 and older have no more than a high school education, and 26.5 million people in that age bracket--12 percent of them--lack even that. Today, many adult basic education (ABE) programs are run by the local K-12 school district, but academic courses and career training are frequently lumped together with…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Educational Change, Vocational Education, Public Schools
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Prins, Esther – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter discusses how digital storytelling (DST) can be used with adult learners in adult basic education and literacy programming.
Descriptors: Story Telling, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Adult Basic Education
Levesque, Jeri A. – National Center for Families Learning, 2017
Racial and ethnic diversity has increased dramatically over the past 35 years, enriching our public schools with students whose families embody a global village. Of the children born in the U.S. to at least one foreign-born parent, the majority are Hispanic. This is a pattern that reflects the recent rise of immigration from Latin America.…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners, Partnerships in Education
Florida Department of Education, 2017
This document is provided by the Florida Department of Education to help prepare Adult and Career and Technical Students to take the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) test. These tests are used to determine students' strengths that will assist them in successfully completing their programs. The TABE has three major areas: Reading, Language,…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Vocational Education, Test Preparation, Reading Tests
Iowa Department of Education, 2017
The pathways for academic career and employment program (PACE) is established to provide funding to community colleges for the development of projects that will lead to gainful, quality, in-state employment for members of target populations by providing them with both effective academic and employment training to ensure gain. This is the fourth…
Descriptors: Career Education, Job Training, Outreach Programs, State Programs
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Davidson, J. Cody – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
An important aspect of the community college mission is to educate working adults including those without a high school diploma or its equivalent. Three important changes are forcing community colleges to reevaluate how these services and activities are delivered as well as policies that govern this critical work. These shifts provide a new…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Federal Legislation, Labor Legislation, Labor Force Development
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Rosen, David J. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
US public adult basic skills education, as adult education researcher Thomas Sticht has often pointed out, is on the margins of public education. By many measures, in the past decade it has experienced significant further decline. In the last decade and a half, according to Sticht's (2015) analysis, "enrollments in the Adult Education and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Advocacy
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Smith, Cristine – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
In this brief article, Cristine Smith discusses the development and use of professional development activities at the national, state and local program level. Professional development systems and funding exist in every state, and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) has prioritized high-quality professional development for…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Program Development, Teacher Competencies, Theory Practice Relationship
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Johnson-Bailey, Juanita – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
In this brief article, the author expresses her greatest concerns regarding learning in the cyber world: the appropriateness of online learning for courses with sensitive subject matter, the comfort level of nontraditional learners in this new setting, and the inability as an instructor to fully engage with the learner in real time. As an adult…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Nontraditional Students, Online Courses, Bullying
Iowa Department of Education, 2016
The pathways for academic career and employment program (PACE) is established to provide funding to community colleges for the development of projects that will lead to gainful, quality, in-state employment for members of target populations by providing them with both effective academic and employment training to ensure gain. This is the third…
Descriptors: Career Education, Job Training, Outreach Programs, State Programs
Wilson, Randall – Jobs For the Future, 2015
The Accelerating Opportunity initiative helps our nation's lowest-skilled adults earn college credentials and enter higher-wage jobs faster by combining the Adult Basic Education and career and technical training they need into one integrated curriculum. Based on four years of designing and managing Accelerating Opportunity, Jobs for the Future…
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Adult Learning, Continuation Students, Integrated Curriculum
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Ouellette-Schramm, Jennifer – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
This article describes the complex cognitive and linguistic challenges of summarizing expository text at vocabulary, syntactic, and rhetorical levels. It then outlines activities to help ABE/ESL learners develop corresponding skills.
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Vocabulary, Syntax, Rhetoric
Hanemann, Ulrike, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
This compilation offers global examples of innovative and promising literacy and numeracy programmes that link the teaching and learning of literacy to sustainable development challenges such as health, social equality, economic empowerment and environmental sustainability. This publication is a timely contribution to the 2030 Agenda for…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Literacy, Numeracy, Lifelong Learning
Florida Department of Education, 2015
The principal purpose of the report for the "Florida School District Adult and Technical Centers" is to provide timely, accurate, and comparative information about the Florida School District Adult and Technical Centers System. This report is intended for use by people who are interested in data relevant to education in the School…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Technical Education, School Districts, General Education
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
This brief describes the Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) programs that bridge the gap between school and work, thereby creating pathways to college and careers for Washington's emerging workforce. BEdA programs teach foundational skills--reading, writing, math, technology and English language--so adults can move through college and into…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Labor Force Development
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