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Mortrude, Judy – Adult Literacy Education, 2020
Adult basic education's role, from the beginning, has been about serving people with foundational skill needs. The author, Judy Mortrude, agrees with the argument that adult literacy education needs to be repositioned within a new framework of lifelong and life-wide learning, a framework in which new policies are formulated, programs are designed…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Adult Education, Adult Literacy
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Hughes, Rosemary B.; Robinson-Whelen, Susan; Davis, Leigh Ann; Meadours, James; Kincaid, Olivia; Howard, Lisa; Millin, Mary; Schwartz, Michelle; McDonald, Katherine E. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
Using a participatory research approach, we enlisted 12 U.S. Centers for Independent Living (CILs) to recruit and enroll 170 adults with intellectual disability (ID) to be randomized to either "The Safety Class," an abuse prevention group program, or usual care. Participants were asked to complete pre, post, and 3-month follow-up…
Descriptors: Safety Education, Adult Programs, Adults, Intellectual Disability
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Schwartz, Rachel J.; Robertson, Rachel E.; Westerfield, Sarah – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2020
Opportunities for choice often become limited as individuals with disabilities age. Previous research reports that staff practices directly influence choice-making opportunities for adults with disabilities. Given the link between choice-making and staff behavior, more research is needed on training staff in postsecondary settings in providing…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Adult Programs, Selection, Disabilities
Navarro, Carlos; Delgado, Islande; Calderón, María G. – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2019
In Costa Rica, before 2016 the subject of statistics was not included in the national high school tests in Mathematics. As of 2016, the test, consisting of 60 items, includes 9 statistical items. On the other hand, teachers in their lessons usually use traditional expository methods, mediated by the use of a blackboard and printed materials. In…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Statistics, High School Equivalency Programs, Adult Programs
Kirk, Chelsea – ProQuest LLC, 2019
There are many consequences that surface as a result of not having a high school diploma, and the U.S. is facing a dropout crisis which is disproportionately affecting African America, Latino, and Native American students. As such, many students from under-represented backgrounds thus find themselves reenrolling in school through adult education…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Success, Dropout Prevention, Educational Background
Bell, Alli – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2019
Since 2016, the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO), with generous support from Lumina Foundation, has been working with states to explore establishing "promise-type" aid programs for adult students (adult promise programs). SHEEO is currently working with 15 states to implement adult promise programs through…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Education, Postsecondary Education, Student Financial Aid
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Daley, Barbara J.; Martin, Larry G.; Roessger, Kevin M. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
Within this "Adult Education Quarterly" ("AEQ") forum, the authors call for a dialogue and examination of research methods in the field of adult and continuing education. Using the article by Boeren as a starting point, the authors analyze both qualitative and quantitative research trends and advocate for more methodological…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Adult Education, Continuing Education
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Bigby, Christine; Anderson, Sian; Cameron, Nadine – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: Little progress has been made towards community participation of people with intellectual disability despite it being a policy aim since the 1980s. We aimed to identify the features of programmes designed to support community participation. Method: A scoping review was conducted of peer-reviewed literature between 2000 and 2015, about…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Adults, Intellectual Disability, Intervention
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Brown, Cynthia Williams; Alexander, Dayna S.; Cummins, Kayla; Price, Amanda Alise; Anderson-Booker, Marian – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background: African American women have the highest risk of death from heart disease among all racial, ethnic, and gender groups due to sedentary behaviors. Purpose: This article describes an intervention among 2 groups--a program group and an information group (intervention and comparison)--that assessed cardiovascular risk factor knowledge among…
Descriptors: Females, African Americans, Heart Disorders, Intervention
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Murrock, Erin; Amulya, Joy; Druckman, Mehri; Liubyva, Tetiana – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
From 2015-2016, IREX implemented a media literacy training program called Learn to Discern (L2D) that trained Ukrainian citizens to critically assess news media messages and identify misinformation. In 2017, IREX conducted a quasi-experimental impact evaluation in a stratified random sample of L2D participants and a control group (n=412) matched…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Propaganda, News Media, Media Literacy
Nguyen, Jessica Marjorie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Started in 1942, the GED test provides people a high school equivalency diploma to gain new career and educational goals. While many GED recipients state they wish to earn a college credential, few earn one, often dropping out before their second semester of college. To increase the number of GED recipients and their career and college…
Descriptors: Equivalency Tests, High School Equivalency Programs, Adult Education, Transitional Programs
Joseph, Brianna M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In this study, physiological and psychological outcomes of an 8-week moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise program (Zumba®) for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) were examined. Forty-six participants were randomly assigned to the experimental group ( n = 24) or control group (n = 22). The experimental group participated…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Exercise
Carlson, Andy; Laderman, Sophia – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2018
Promise programs (also known as free college programs) have grown in popularity over the last few years. When targeted correctly, these programs have the potential to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates for underserved students. By focusing a promise program on adult students and including additional supports and services, states…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Education, Student Financial Aid, Adult Programs
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Mayombe, Celestin – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This article outlines the results of a qualitative study, which investigated the adult non-formal education and training (NFET) centre linkages with external role-players in providing post-training support for the employment of graduates. The concern that informed this article is that adults who face long-term unemployment remain unemployed after…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Qualitative Research, Adult Education, Employment
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Bookallil, Cheryl; Harreveld, Bobby – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
High attrition rates from university-based enabling programs continue to be the subject of much research and administrative effort. Understanding the factors behind decisions to withdraw from such programs is difficult since those who do not successfully complete an enabling program may not readily agree to participate in research into their…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, Adult Programs, College Programs, Access to Education
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