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Argent, Garry; Brown, Seth; Kelly, Peter – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2022
This paper contributes to debates that shaped a special issue of "Discourse" in 2017 by taking the debate about "responsibilisation" in education into the realm of Foundations Skills in Australia. The difficulties that many Australian adults experience with low levels of language, literacy and numeracy skills (Foundation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Basic Education, Educational Policy, Commercialization
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Rhodes, Christy M.; Hands, Africa S. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article describes three programs which provide formal student engagement training and leadership opportunity with adult basic education learners.
Descriptors: Mentors, Leadership Training, Learner Engagement, Program Descriptions
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Pickard, Amy – Adult Learning, 2022
Shorthand is, by definition, coded symbolism used for purposes of speed. It's a system of abbreviation, intended to skim the top of more complex systems of meaning, taking shortcuts but keeping track of the important facts. Shorthand is used all the time in adult basic education (ABE). The very name of the field, adult "basic" education,…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Adult Basic Education, Social Bias, Minority Group Students
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Goomas, David; Czupryn, Kurt – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
Since the Texas Legislature has mandated, via the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, to provide best practices for using technology for developmental education, we report on a solution used at College of the Mainland (Texas City, Texas) for satisfying that mandate. The solution was to use a common 'master' template in a learning management…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Instructional Design, Adult Basic Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Demetrion, George – Adult Literacy Education, 2021
This essay tracks and expands upon critical exchanges with graduate students in a course for adult educators, highlighting conflicting perspectives among participants on the relative value of theory in enhancing practice. An underlying focus of the course consisted of comparing constructivist and cognitive perspectives on learning theory and their…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Learning Theories, Theory Practice Relationship, Instructional Design
Forsyth, Shina E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Adult education programs across the U.S. have not had the same goals, aims and objectives for their programs, therefore, the ability to judge the quality of the programs is missing. Understanding of adults' challenges to complete ABE learning programs and their ABE learning experiences, and soliciting their ideas on how to improve ABE programs can…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, General Education, Adult Students
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Kim, Jeounghee; Belzer, Alisa – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2021
Amidst diminishing federal investment in Adult Basic Education (ABE), there is growing interest in return on investment (ROI) as an economic rationale to support ABE funding. Against this backdrop, we provide an overview of the ROI concept and methods and the empirical evidence on ABE program impacts to broaden the discourse among practitioners…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Adult Basic Education, Educational Finance, Federal Aid
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Curdt, Wiebke; Schreiber-Barsch, Silke – International Review of Education, 2020
In the past decade, the numeracy component in adult basic education has gained scholarly attention. The issue has been addressed by large-scale assessments of adults' skills and intergovernmental policy agendas, but also by qualitative research into numeracy from the perspective of social practice theory. However, some aspects of numeracy are…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Numeracy, Adult Basic Education, Testing
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Kontogianni, Aristoula; Tatsis, Konstantinos – Adults Learning Mathematics, 2018
Based on the significance of graph comprehension within statistical literacy, we present the findings of a study that took place in a Second Chance School in Greece. Our aim was to assess the progress of adults' comprehension of graphs. In order to offer to our adult students tasks with realistic context we used graphs, published in the media,…
Descriptors: Graphs, Foreign Countries, Comprehension, Adult Students
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Mortrude, Judy – Adult Literacy Education, 2021
In the final article of the forum, the field of adult basic education has mounted a strong response to COVID-19's disruption of classes and educational practices. As educators begin to think about the long-term consequences of this disruption, it might be useful to consider the ways that these changes and innovations could be built upon. In the…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Basic Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Gal, Iddo; Grotl├╝schen, Anke; Tout, Dave; Kaiser, Gabriele – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2020
This survey paper examines selected issues related to the intersection of three broad scholarly areas: "numeracy," "adult education," and "vulnerability." Numeracy encompasses the ways in which people cope with the mathematical, quantitative, and statistical demands of adult life, and is viewed as an important outcome…
Descriptors: Numeracy, At Risk Persons, Adult Literacy, Informal Education
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Mpuangnan, Kofi Nkonkonya; Amegbanu, Vida Adzo; Padhan, Soubhagya – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2021
Based on the dynamic nature of the Ghanaian society, teacher training has become a major concern for all. Successive governments have formulated policies to improve quality education at this level. One of such policies is the Education Act of 2008 that made provision for a Diploma in Basic Education (DBE) curriculum in the Colleges of Education…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Curriculum Development
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Belzer, Alisa; Kim, Jeounghee – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2018
In this commentary, the authors review one area of federal policy, adult basic education policy, since its inception in the 1960s as an example of how educational policy can drift from its broad purpose as it responds to political, social, and economic forces. The authors argue that its current narrow focus on workforce development underestimates…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Employment Potential, Educational Policy, Labor Force Development
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Jacobson, Erik – Adult Literacy Education, 2020
Each year in the United States, hundreds of thousands of people enroll in adult basic education (ABE) classes but leave before completing a level or accomplishing their goals. The persistence of this phenomenon may indicate that it is a feature of the system, rather than an unforeseen outcome. Research on other types of social service provision…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Dropouts, Welfare Services
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Ennser-Kananen, Johanna – TESOL Journal, 2020
This article offers a close analysis of a 90-minute teaching sequence in an English as a foreign language classroom of an adult basic education program for refugee-background learners in a Finnish community college. The White European-heritage teacher, the author of the article, researcher on-site, and substitute teacher at that point, taught a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, White Teachers, Adult Basic Education
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