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Roumell, Elizabeth Anne; Salajan, Florin D.; Todoran, Corina – Educational Policy, 2020
In the United States, adult and workforce education (AE) seems to be located, simultaneously, both everywhere and nowhere in particular. Ongoing shifts in national economic demands and changes in requirements for training and education have brought learning in the adult years into the federal public policy arena. Sometimes referred to as lifelong…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Adult Education, Educational History, Policy Formation
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Walker, Jude; Smythe, Suzanne – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2020
In 2015, the Government of British Columbia (BC), Canada, reversed a long-standing mandate to provide tuition-free Adult Basic Education (ABE) to all adults. Drawing upon internal government policy documents and inter- and intra-ministerial communications obtained through Freedom of Information (FOI) tools, key policy documents, social media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Basic Education, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Romano, Richard M.; Kirshstein, Rita J.; D'Amico, Mark; Hom, Willard; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: In the first study of its kind, the impact of excluding noncredit enrollments in calculations of spending in community colleges is explored. Noncredit enrollments are not reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), but expenditures for these efforts are. This study corrects for this omission and provides new…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Noncredit Courses, Enrollment, Computation
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Black, Stephen; Yasukawa, Keiko – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2016
This paper analyses research that has impacted on Australia's most recent national policy document on adult literacy and numeracy, the National Foundation Skills Strategy (NFSS). The paper draws in part on Lingard's 2013 paper, "The impact of research on education policy in an era of evidence-based policy", in which he outlines the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Adult Literacy, Policy Formation, Statistical Analysis
Donn, Gari, Ed.; Al Manthri, Yahya, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2013
This book brings together academics and postgraduate students, practitioners and Ministry officials all of whom are wedded to developing an understanding of what is happening to education in the broader Middle East. They cover many countries whilst recognising that many more could have been included. In drawing attention to education in Pakistan,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Policy Formation
Alamprese, Judith A.; Limardo, Chrys – Office of Vocational and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2012
The "Policy to Performance Toolkit" is designed to provide state adult education staff and key stakeholders with guidance and tools to use in developing, implementing, and monitoring state policies and their associated practices that support an effective state adult basic education (ABE) to postsecondary education and training transition…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education, State Policy
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de Sa e Silva, Fabio – Convergence, 2009
This article examines the development and the legacy of a policy making experience that was undertaken in Brazil from 2004 to 2006, under a project labelled "Educating for Freedom". The project sought to provide prison inmates with access to education. It was carried out by a coalition that comprised the Ministry of Education, the…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Foreign Countries, Access to Education
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Hillier, Yvonne – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This article draws upon a research project funded by the ESRC (R000239387) that tracked the development of adult literacy, numeracy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) from the 1970s to 2000 in England using life-history interviews and documentary policy analysis to compare policy, practitioner and learner perspectives. The article…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Policy Analysis, Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy
Alberta Advanced Education, 2006
This is the final report and recommendations of the Steering Committee for "A Learning Alberta": a report gleaned from a series of discussions and reports to review the Advanced Education system in Alberta. In order to foster a strong system, the committee recommended the achievement of six key goals and provided a 20 year strategic plan…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning, Educational Research, Physical Sciences