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Reder, Stephen, Ed.; Bynner, John, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Understanding the origins of poor literacy and numeracy skills in adulthood and how to improve them is of major importance when society places a high premium on proficiency in these basic skills. This edited collection brings together the results of recent longitudinal studies that greatly extend our knowledge of what works in raising skill…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Educational Development, Academic Persistence, Numeracy
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (NJ1), 2008
There is a strong and growing argument for higher educational attainment in the United States. The jobs that are expected to support the economy in the coming years will depend on a skilled workforce that is able to learn and adapt quickly to new challenges. However, demographic patterns demonstrate that relying on the traditional K-16 pipeline to…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Distance Education, State Action, Educational Attainment
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Livingston, Andrea, Ed. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
This publication contains a sample of the 50 indicators in "The Condition of Education 2006." Since 1870, the federal government has gathered data about students, teachers, schools, and education funding. As mandated by Congress, the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Educational Indicators, School Statistics
Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Adult and Continuing Education. – 1982
These proceedings of a conference on research in the field of adult education contain the texts of 40 conference papers and 4 symposia. Included among the areas examined in the individual reports are the following: education participation scale factor structure and correlates for 12,000 learners, a comparative analysis of adult education research…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy
Collette, Pauline, Comp.; And Others – 1995
These proceedings contain 54 papers and an abstract of a panel discussion on women's issues in adult education that were presented at a conference on adult education research. The following are among the papers included: "Reducing Dropout in Distance Education" (Belawati); "Examination of the Validity of the Education Participation…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy
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Armstrong, Paul, Ed.; And Others – 1997
The following are among the 104 papers included: "Vocational Education and Training Partnerships in Remote Aboriginal Communities" (Arnott, Dembski); "Participation in Adult Education" (Benn); "Learning Organisations" (Bierema); "A Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Institutional Dynamics Involved in a…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Action Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education