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Gaer, Susan – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2011
The author has been using mobile phones actively in her adult education classes for the last two years. She has found that, with a bit of cell phone etiquette, students are responsible and will use phones as learning tools instead of just as toys. In this article, the author describes how she uses them and suggests effective techniques for…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Student Behavior, Handheld Devices
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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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Clark, M. Carolyn; Dirkx, John M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2008
This article concludes a volume on emotions and adult learning with a conversation about the book itself. In this article, the authors reflect on the ways in which the preceding articles contribute to a deeper understanding of the role of emotions in adult learning.
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Psychological Patterns, Adult Basic Education, Personal Narratives
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Yocco, Victor; Danter, Elizabeth H.; Heimlich, Joseph E.; Dunckel, Betty A.; Myers, Chris – Environmental Education Research, 2011
Modern zoological gardens have invested substantial resources in technology to deliver environmental education concepts to visitors. Investment in these media reflects a currently unsubstantiated belief that visitors will both use and learn from these media alongside more traditional and less costly displays. This paper proposes a model that…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Performance Factors, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role
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Street, Brian V. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2012
This essay offers a commentary on how the relationship between language and literacy practices in and out of school has been conceptualized. It draws upon two new books in the field. Shirley Brice Heath's new book, "Words at Work and Play: Three Decades in Family and Community Life," which makes use of rich ethnographic accounts of…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Literacy, Writing Skills
Andersen, Susan M.; Kooij, Christina S. – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2007
In this article, we argue that adult literacy as part of international development is an issue of both human rights and women's rights. We explore this by presenting a case study of the effects of one innovative adult literacy program in Afghanistan that places men and women, as well as various ethnicities, together in the same classroom as…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Altruism, Adult Reading Programs, Foreign Countries
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Li, Mei-Hua – Harvard Educational Review, 2011
In this article, the author describes the opportunities she had for putting her cultural and language skills to use. She shares her experiences at the Asian Voices of Organized Youth for Community Empowerment (A-VOYCE) program and at the Participatory Chinatown project. The author never thought that learning about her identity and using what she…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Multilingualism, Language Skills, Immigrants
Coussey, Mary – Adults Learning, 2008
Every government wants to appear to be tough on asylum seekers. But in failing to offer newcomers immediate access to English language learning one runs the risk of missing out on significant economic and social cohesion benefits. In this article, the author argues that asylum seekers need to get English language support in their first six months…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Refugees, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Siegel, Jill – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2007
The numbers of disconnected youths (adolescents and young adults aged 16 to 21 who have dropped out of school and who don't have jobs) in adult education programs continue to grow at the Turning Point Educational Center in Brooklyn, New York. These youths can be particularly challenging to teach. They often have negative attitudes toward what they…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Young Adults, Adolescents, Developmental Stages
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St. Clair, Ralf – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2008
The author argues for the importance of social capital effects being taken into account in assessing the effects of family literacy programs, and literacy programs generally. Focus upon short-term effects such as test scores, which can be considered as assessments of human capital, does not serve literacy education well. It would be helpful to…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Literacy Education, Social Capital, Context Effect
Low, John – Adults Learning, 2011
Hardly anyone can have failed to pick up on the recent flurry of stories in the national press about the Big Society, sparked off by Dame Elisabeth Hoodless's remarks that funds for volunteers are disappearing at an alarming rate, and that this is undermining the very idea of a "Big Society". At the same time, under the government's…
Descriptors: Community Services, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteers, Community Development
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
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Lind, Agneta – International Journal of Educational Development, 2006
This article is about mainstreaming gender equality in adult basic learning and education (ABLE). Gender equality is defined as equal rights of both women and men to influence, participate in and benefit from a programme. It is argued that specific gender analyses of emerging patterns of gender relations is helpful in formulating gender equality…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Adult Basic Education, Sex Fairness, Adult Learning
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Piccolo, Kate – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2007
Without being able to see people's facial expressions, their mouths moving, or their body language, it's sometimes difficult to understand them. This, of course, is why English as a second language (ESL) students need so much help in this area. The Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council started its Telephone Conversation Program to address these…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Telecommunications, Listening Skills, English (Second Language)
McAleavy, Tony – Adults Learning, 2009
From 2010 the Government plans to have in place a universal Adult Advancement and Careers Service. Beyond the general support to help find jobs and complete applications offered by Job Centre Plus, the new framework will provide a more holistic approach to employment and training. Currently, this kind of holistic support is only available to…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Holistic Approach, Career Information Systems, Career Centers