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Engelmann, Stephanie – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2023
Although some of the issues facing adult literacy students are multifarious and answers may seem out of reach, it is important for practitioners of adult literacy programs to initiate strategies and explore viable options that address persistence. The purpose of this discussion is to share best practices of a large adult literacy program and…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Literacy, Academic Persistence, Best Practices
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Bott-Lyons, Tobe Cullen; Guillaume, René O. – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2023
This qualitative case study examined the role of peer support in the college success of high school equivalency (HSE) students. While many students complete HSE credentials with postsecondary hopes and intentions, few studies have investigated how to effectively support HSE students on their pathways to and through postsecondary education. This…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Continuation Students, College Readiness, Postsecondary Education
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Meggs, Donya – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2023
This article discusses student leadership developed through an instructional approach to teach basic skills instruction within the context of climate hope, regeneration, and transformational resilience. The purposes of this approach are threefold: to develop student leadership, enhance basic skills instruction, and better prepare students for the…
Descriptors: Climate, Student Leadership, Resilience (Psychology), Conservation (Environment)
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Simpson Baird, Ashley; Stoltzfus, Lauren – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2023
Briya Public Charter School is a nationally recognized, two-generation school that has served immigrant families in Washington, DC, for more than 30 years. At Briya, students contribute to the school through participation in curriculum design and leadership-focused programming. These engagements enhance their learning and develop important skills…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Student Leadership, Student Participation, Adult Education
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Porfirio, Laura; Chavarín, Ana; Linzy, Megan; Lopez, Haziel; Montiel, Arnold – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2023
Ambassador training is an exemplary leadership development program for adult education students, staff, and administrators that creates networks of diverse learners who use their voices, stories, and skills for advocacy and social change. Student engagement and leadership development help learners expand their identities and horizons, define…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Diversity, Inclusion, Student Participation
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Bonney, Sharon; Suitt, Regina – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2023
The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) provides leadership, professional development, advocacy, and communication for the field of adult education. In our leadership role, we often have the opportunity to recognize exemplary work taking place at the state and local levels. Such was the case with a grassroots training that was developed to…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Student Leadership, Advocacy
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Gouin, Jenna; Papagno, Alexandra; Peters, Cynthia; Teller, Luanne – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2023
Adult learners come to us at many different points along their journeys. As practitioners, we are responsible for understanding the range of purposes for which they seek our programs, so that we may partner with them in naming and achieving their goals. In working to get "many" students to progress to "many" steps, it can be…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality
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Olga M. Escamilla; Kim Glenn; Sarah Goldammer; Callie Hazan; David J. Rosen – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2023
The Association of Adult Literacy Professional Developers (AALPD) provides an avenue for networking of professional developers in the field of adult education. In the early years, the organization established three priorities related to professional development: (1) professional development standards, (2) research, and (3) funding. In 2006, the…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Educational Development, Professional Associations
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Lauren L. Zavrel – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2023
Corrections education (CE) faculty Lauren Zavrel reflects on the vacuum of graduate-level programs and professional development (PD) that prepare teachers for the specific work of teaching adults in prisons and jails. Citing her own unique journey into the field of CE, similar stories from colleagues, and literature on the topic, she argues that…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Teacher Competencies
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Joey Lehrman – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2023
This article emphasizes the need for adult educators to adapt to the constantly evolving digital landscape. Traditional methods of professional development (PD) no longer suffice, so PD courses should strive to foster a lifelong learning mindset and encourage a culture of experimentation. The article outlines three strategies for creating an…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Professional Development, Adult Educators, Distance Education
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Josh Rutledge; Stephanie Sommers – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2023
Through assigning one-on-one instructional coaches, the Teaching Skills That Matter (TSTM) initiative successfully supported teachers in 33 states to integrate the skills that matter into instruction using effective approaches in five topical areas: health literacy, civics education, digital literacy, financial literacy, and workforce preparation.…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Instructional Design, Health Education, Civics
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Erin Steckel – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2023
The Short Readings Group, a reading group collaboration between faculty and the library, allows educators to deepen their understanding of their subject area and of the teaching profession by engaging with current articles and texts from various subject areas. For the library, the model allows librarians to showcase library resources, engage…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Librarians, Reading Materials, Communities of Practice
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Jen Vanek; Jennifer Maddrell; Jeff Goumas; Rachel Riggs – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2023
Adult educators integrate digital activities into instruction to provide flexible, engaging learning opportunities and help learners gain digital skills. Teachers are eager to create digital resources for their classes, but often are limited by the time and/or skills necessary to do so. A promising free-to-teachers solution employed in…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Shared Resources and Services, Digital Literacy, Open Educational Resources
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Jack P. Macfarlane – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2023
Adult education instructors frequently attend both required and elective professional development events and seminars to gain and maintain proficiency. However, as prospective learners, do instructors know exactly what the training will be about? Are the takeaways, or training outcomes, clearly stated beforehand? The answer seems to be, sometimes.…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Training Objectives
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Ian Brown; Elaine Farber Budish; Jennifer Greene; Wyvonne Stevens-Carter – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2023
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Adult and Community Learning Services Unit and UPD Consulting engaged in a multiyear partnership to provide adult education providers across the state with people-centered, action-oriented training opportunities focused on antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI). This…
Descriptors: Racism, Social Justice, Training, Faculty Development
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