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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.; 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
Chisman, Forrest P.; Spangenberg, Gail – Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (NJ1), 2005
This paper is based on various Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL) activities including in-depth review of six exemplary career ladder programs offered in various institutional settings: a union, a hospital, a community-based organization (CBO), and three community colleges in partnership with an array of medical centers. The programs…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Adults, Entry Workers, Health Occupations