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Murphy, Garrett – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy, 2014
This brief report summarizes the requirements for undocumented immigrants set forth by the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S.744). Assuming that S.744 will move forward in Congress, the report also examines issues having to do with certain language, civics and government, and education/training provisions…
Descriptors: Economic Opportunities, National Security, Undocumented Immigrants, Immigration
Murphy, Garrett; Spangenberg, Gail – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy, 2014
In this essay Garrett Murphy and Gail Spangenberg report on the need for understanding better than in the past, the number of undocumented immigrants likely to need adult education services under provisions of Senate Immigration Bill S.744. The essay looks at why the issues of "size and flow" are important for planners, providers, and…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Federal Legislation, Adult Education, Access to Education
Parker, James; Spangenberg, Gail – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy, 2014
In September 2013, based on a national survey of state Adult Basic Education (ABE) directors or designates, Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL) published "Stepping Up to ROI on Adult Education: A Survey of State Activity." This paper reported on the states' activity, from the perspective of the respondents, in collecting and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Outcomes of Education, Data Collection, English (Second Language)
Chisman, Forrest; Murphy, Garrett; Parker, James; Spangenberg, Gail – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2010
The goal of any career pathways programs is to provide low-skilled individuals with the education and training they need to move from their present level(s) of skills and abilities to the level(s) required to hold family-supporting jobs. While far from a definitive statement on the subject, this four-page Policy Brief offers a brief discussion and…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Longitudinal Studies, Vocational Education, Adult Education
Chisman, Forrest P. – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2010
On February 18, 2010, the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL) convened a Roundtable meeting of 19 leaders of local institutions identified by their peers as providing exemplary "adult education for work" service within a particular community or local labor market. The institutions are located in 16 states representing all…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Labor Market, Education Work Relationship, Federal Government
Chisman, Forrest P. – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2009
The publication is based on the "Adult Readiness Roundtable" Project co-sponsored by CAAL and the National Center on Education and the Economy on April 6-7, 2009. It is not a transcript of the Roundtable discussion; instead it reports on a two-day discussion meeting among a group of exemplary adult-education-for-work programs from around the…
Descriptors: State Action, Adult Education, Educational Change, Public Policy
Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2009
The purpose of this report is to help advance the recommendations of the National Commission on Adult Literacy, for the Adult Education and Economic Growth Act under development by Congressmen Patrick Kennedy and Reuben Hinojosa. Current law is compared to National Commission amendments in such areas as: Adult and Dislocated Worker Employment and…
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Adult Literacy, Accountability, Grants
McCain, Mary L. – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2009
There is a highly compelling case for using technology on a large scale to increase access to and improve America's adult education and workforce skills enterprise. By the reckoning of the National Commission on Adult Literacy and others, the nation must reach many more millions of adults with effective college- and job-readiness skills programs…
Descriptors: Reading Readiness, Distance Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning
Chisman, Forrest P.; Spangenberg, Gail – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2009
One major report after another shows that the United States needs a large, innovative, and effective adult education and workforce skills system. It is essential to the national security, economic stability, and democratic way of life. To address this need fully a leadership agency focused on a singular national goal is required, one with a…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Private Sector, Discussion, National Security
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
Chisman, Forrest P. – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2008
Between 2004 and 2008, the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL) published four lengthy research reports on projects to examine the nature and effectiveness of Adult Education English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs at several community colleges. The research was conducted by field studies, interviews, and the review of a large…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Education, English (Second Language), Community Colleges
Spurling, Steven; Seymour, Sharon; Chisman, Forrest P. – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2008
This report presents the findings of a longitudinal study of English as a Second Language (ESL) students at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) conducted during the summer of 2007. The study used College records to track all students who first enrolled in CCSF's credit and non-credit ESL programs in 1998, 1999, and 2000 for seven years …
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Adult Education, English (Second Language), Community Colleges
Khatiwada, Ishwar; McLaughlin, Joseph; Sum, Andrew; Palma, Sheila – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2007
This research monograph prepared for the National Commission on Adult Literacy is primarily designed to describe and analyze the net annual fiscal contributions (tax payments minus cash and in-kind transfers and institutionalization costs) of U.S. adults (ages 16-64) by their educational attainment in recent years. The report begins with an…
Descriptors: Taxes, Ownership, Educational Attainment, Adult Basic Education
Chisman, Forrest P.; Crandall, JoAnn – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2007
This document is the result of two years of intensive, dedicated work by a remarkable team of nearly two dozen researchers. It takes the first steps on a long overdue journey to fully understanding the realities and promise of ESL program service in community colleges across the nation. The report offers an in-depth look into several community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs, Educational Innovation
Zachry, Elizabeth M.; Dibble, Emily; Seymour, Sharon; Leibman, Suzanne; Ares, Sandy; Larson, Beth; Ferguson, Pamela – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2007
"Torchlights in ESL: Five Community College Profiles" grows out of the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy's (CAAL's) recent two-year study of adult ESL service in community colleges. The five college programs at the heart of the study offer high quality ESL instruction and are considered exemplary. This publication is a supplement…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Community Colleges, College Programs
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