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Robinson, Clinton – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2016
Linguistic diversity characterizes many countries with large literacy needs. Meeting these needs will require a multilingual approach based on learning initial literacy in the learner's mother tongue, with other languages used subsequently. This article identifies five major challenges in implementing multilingual programmes and traces the…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Educational Policy, Languages, Multilingualism
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Desjardins, Richard; Melo, Veriene; Lee, Jeongwoo – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2016
Using comparative data, this article examines the level and distribution of participation in adult education (AE) opportunities among countries that participated in PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies). It considers observed cross-country patterns in relation to some mechanisms that drive unequal chances to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Participation, Educational Policy
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Killi, Carita; Kauppinen, Merja; Coiro, Julie; Utriainen, Jukka – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2016
This paper reports on two studies designed to examine pre-service teachers' self-efficacy beliefs. Study I investigated the measurement properties of a self-efficacy beliefs questionnaire comprising scales for computer self-efficacy, teacher self-efficacy, and self-efficacy towards technology integration. In Study I, 200 pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Adult Education, Intervention
Parker, Mary Caroline – NAMTA Journal, 2016
In acknowledging the privilege that we as Montessorians are given, "the privilege of being present as children construct themselves," Mary Caroline Parker proposes that parents also should be given that same privilege. Parker created an "Art of Observation" workshop for the parents at her school. She walks us through the…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Parents, Student Behavior, Montessori Schools
Parker, Mary Caroline – NAMTA Journal, 2016
The question of how schools can help parents experience joy in observing their children led to a quest to identify experiences that can contribute to the awakening of consciousness. Workshops, surveys, discussion, and interviews yielded data that led to some unexpected conclusions about sources of personal transformation. [Reprinted from "AMI…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Parents, Student Behavior, Montessori Schools
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Nightingale, Elena; Greenberg, Daphne; Branum-Martin, Lee; Bakhtiari, Dariush – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
Selecting assessments for adults who struggle with reading can be difficult because few literacy measures used by reading researchers have been normed on this population, leaving uncertainty regarding the validity of these tests for adult learners. This study focused on the performance of 116 adults reading between the 3rd and 8th grade levels on…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Functional Literacy, Reading Difficulties
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Pickard, Amy – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
A substantial proportion of participants in public adult education programs struggle with "basic" academic print literacy skills. According to the 2014-2015 National Reporting System (NRS) data, 48.7% of the national adult basic education/adult secondary education (ABE/ ASE) population tested as reading at or below the "Low…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills
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Bragg, Debra D. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
According to Debra Bragg, Amy Pickard's article "WIOA: Implications for Low-Scoring Adult Learners" (EJ1125478) offers a provocative analysis of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) that is important for any educator to read, especially educators who work with adult learners in postsecondary education. Pickard's…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Federal Legislation, Adult Education
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Pappalardo, Michele; Schaffer, William R. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
With the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, Northampton Community College began the creation of Integrated Education and Training (IE&T) programs in October 2015. After a needs assessment was conducted with the partners, programs were created to address the needs in the hospitality and healthcare sectors.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Integrated Activities, Hospitality Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Patterson, Margaret Becker – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
This article describes outcomes of group discussion sessions that took place as part of the Commission on Adult Basic Education April 2016 conference in Dallas, Texas. Researchers and practitioners in adult education were the primary attendees of the conference. Session topics and points of discussion in this paper include: the challenge of the…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Adult Education, Educational Research
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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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Emory, Doug; Raymond, Linda; Lee, Karen; Twohy, Sean – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
Beginning in 2011, Lake Washington Institute of Technology initiated an I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) program designed to allow upper-level basic education students to directly enter academic courses required by college transfer degrees. This program, the Academic I-BEST, represents one of the earliest examples of the…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Integrated Activities, Technical Institutes, Two Year College Students
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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
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Baim, Susan A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
Teaching adult learners in a community-based educational setting differs in many ways from applying typical campus-based or online instructional best practices. Adult learners show tremendous diversity in their backgrounds, approach learning in a myriad of different ways, and rely heavily on their past experiences to help guide their future…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Teaching Experience, Adult Students, Social Media
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Fraser, Monica; Abbott, Marilyn – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
The use of portable electronic reading devices in the English as a second language (ESL) classroom has the potential to positively impact learners' reading engagement and language skill development. However, due to the lack of research, few guidelines are available to inform instructors of the benefits and challenges of using these devices in ESL…
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Education, English (Second Language), Electronic Learning
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