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Yaffe, Deborah – Educational Testing Service, 2010
Decades ago, most U.S. companies hired locally, few jobs required a college education and even high school dropouts could find well-paying work. However, the world has changed. With automation and overseas outsourcing eliminating many low-skilled jobs--and, increasingly, many higher-skilled ones--more and more Americans need postsecondary…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Education Work Relationship, Differences, Credentials
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Ullman, Char – Adult Learning, 2010
Since its inception at the turn of the last century, adult education English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction in the United States has been entwined with immigration processes and ideas of the nation. In spite of current uncertainty about the overhauling of federal immigration policy, increasingly anti-immigrant laws in states such as…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational History, Adult Basic Education