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Kuwan, Helmut; Larsson, Ann-Charlotte – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2008
Policy interest in international surveys on Adult Learning (AL) has increased strongly. AL survey data are used as benchmarks for a country's educational system. However, results of key indicators like participation in learning activities often vary remarkably between different data sources. Stating that these differences are due to varying…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Learning Activities, Adult Learning, Learning Modules
Parrish, Betsy; Johnson, Kimberly – Center for Adult English Language Acquisition, 2010
It has been estimated that of the nearly two million immigrants who enter the United States every year, nearly half have limited access to citizenship, job training, other postsecondary education, and jobs due to low literacy levels, limited formal schooling, and limited English language skills. Adult education programs serving this population can…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, Adult Education
Schaetzel, Kirsten; Low, Ee Ling – Center for Adult English Language Acquisition, 2009
Adult English language learners in the United States approach the learning of English pronunciation from a wide variety of native language backgrounds. They may speak languages with sound systems that vary a great deal from that of English. The pronunciation goals and needs of adult English language learners are diverse. These goals and needs…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Pronunciation Instruction, Administrators, Adult Learning