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Bates, Lisa – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
This article describes the author's determination to incorporate learner-focused teaching techniques and explore ways to adapt them with GED math learners. The primary goal was to find ways of getting students to participate more in the classroom. This was a first step towards building community and learning as they worked together. After a few…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Learning Theories, Teaching Methods, High School Equivalency Programs
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Curry, Donna – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
In this Forum article, Curry focuses on a few ways math and numeracy instructors can assure their students are ready for college and/or a career. For example, when considering the math levels of so many adult learners, teachers might focus on teaching their students how to reason mathematically, and ensure that they have a solid conceptual…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Mathematics Instruction
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Braaten, Melissa – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
In her Forum piece, "What's an Adult Numeracy Teacher to Teach? Negotiating the Complexity of Adult Numeracy Instruction," Lynda Ginsburg set the stage of the current problem (poor numeracy levels in American adults) and the bevy of standards, legislation, and new exams that have recently been developed to address it. Ginsburg also…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Numeracy, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Vu, Phu; Vu, Lan – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
According to the U.S. Department of Education (2004), more than 40% of approximately three million learners in the federally-funded adult education programs are in the area of English as a second language (ESL). These learners, the majority of whom are immigrants and refugees, represent a huge diversity of cultural backgrounds and nationalities,…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Immigrants