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Comings, John – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2007
Since 1991, the U.S. has had a national research and development (R&D) center focused on programs that help adults to improve their language, literacy, and numeracy skills; to acquire a General Educational Development (GED) or other high school certification; and to transition into postsecondary education or training. For the first five years,…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Opinions, Numeracy, Adult Learning
Bahr, Morton – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2009
It is no secret that America is at risk of losing its place as a world leader in education. Some 88 million adults in America need help with their English as a Second Language (ESL) and basic skills, yet the nation is currently providing services to only 3 million people. The Commission on Adult Literacy calls for bold change at the state and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Hearings
Anderson, Clinton L.; Kime, Steve F. – 1996
The U.S. military has made numerous important contributions to the development of adult and continuing education. As in civilian adult education, military innovations in education have consistently used workplace learning. The educational benefits produced by the GI Bill democratized education by exploding the myth that "common" people…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Articulation (Education), Competency Based Education
Connections: A Journal of Adult Literacy, 1987
The articles in this issue include "Let's Talk about What This Means" (Duncan); "Dyslexia and Adult Literacy--Forging the Missing Link" (Kidder); "Competency-Based ESL, One Step Forward or Two Steps Back?" (Auerbach); " A Comparative Look at Adult Literacy Programs in Stockholm, London, and Boston" (Nickse);…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Classroom Observation Techniques
Joliet Junior Coll., IL. – 1981
Ten papers address areas of concern regarding improvement in serving the needs of limited English proficient (LEP) adults. The first paper (by D. Terdy) overviews the background and skills LEP adults bring to adult education programs as well as their language needs and educational goals. The second paper (by S. Smith) describes changes in adult…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Counseling, Adult Education, Adult Literacy
Sabino, Michele J.; Seaman, Don F. – Lifelong Learning, 1988
Discusses a study of completers of the General Educational Development (GED) program. Concluded that (1) adult education is cost-effective; (2) concern for cost-effectiveness should not detract from other benefits; (3) completing the GED provides motivation to continue education; and (4) many perceive the GED certificate as a "second…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Cost Effectiveness, Foreign Countries