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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
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
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