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Fowler, Donna; Tolbert, Michelle – Office of Vocational and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2012
This Guide is designed for people who are incarcerated and for those on community supervision (probation and parole). It will help you get started--or continue--on the path to further education and training. Earning a high school credential, getting a certificate or license in a career technical field, or earning an associate or bachelor's degree…
Descriptors: Credentials, Dropouts, Student Financial Aid, Federal Programs
Chernus, Kathleen; Fowler, Donna – National Institute for Literacy, 2010
Policymakers and educators are paying increased attention to determining how best to prepare those in adult education programs not only for immediate employment, but also for career advancement and further training or postsecondary education. This focus echoes current efforts among secondary educators, particularly those in career and technical…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Adult Education, Vocational Education, Academic Education
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Fowler, Donna; Visher, Mary – Community College Journal, 2007
Despite recent talk about the worsening condition of the U.S. workforce, more highly skilled workers are still needed to help America maintain its competitive edge. But that insight doesn't exactly constitute a "Eureka!" moment for community college leaders. In reality, community colleges have been working with industry executives and…
Descriptors: Labor Needs, Skilled Workers, Leadership, Community Colleges
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Fowler, Donna; Chernus, Kathy – Community College Journal, 2005
The dilemma is familiar: too few resources to meet too many demands. Common to many public institutions, this problem poses special challenges to those working in community colleges, adult education and literacy programs, and workforce development organizations. These organizations all serve people who are at an economic and educational…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Labor Force Development
Visher, Mary G.; Fowler, Donna – MPR Associates, Inc., 2006
Not since the Depression, when the unemployed flocked to community colleges for training, have community colleges been more squarely in the workforce development spotlight than now. Long recognized for providing affordable access to students seeking associate's degrees or transfer to four-year postsecondary institutions, community colleges have…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Job Training, Community Colleges, Dislocated Workers
Anderson, Sharon; Medrich, Elliott; Fowler, Donna – Phi Delta Kappan, 2007
From the halls of Congress to the local elementary school, conversations on education reform have tossed around the term "achievement gap" as though people all know precisely what that means. As it's commonly used, "achievement gap" refers to the differences in scores on state or national achievement tests between various…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Minority Groups, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Anderson, Sharon; Fowler, Donna; Klein, Steve – MPR Associates, Inc., 2005
States are engaged in serious efforts to raise student achievement, paying particular attention to narrowing the achievement gap between high- and low-performing students that has persisted in public schools for decades. The achievement gap is particularly troubling because, all too often, those at low achievement levels are minority, special…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Low Achievement, Educational Change
Fowler, Donna – American Educator, 1995
Describes how five elementary and secondary schools have successfully altered the traditional school schedule in order to develop greater educational quality. These schools give examples of using time more flexibly, allowing teachers to help slower students, helping teachers polish their lessons and go deeper into their disciplines, and providing…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Educational Quality