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Smith, Cristine – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
In this brief article, Cristine Smith discusses the development and use of professional development activities at the national, state and local program level. Professional development systems and funding exist in every state, and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) has prioritized high-quality professional development for…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Program Development, Teacher Competencies, Theory Practice Relationship
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Smith, Cristine – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2010
Recent research from the K-12 field indicates that professional development (PD) is a necessary (although not sufficient) factor in improving teacher quality. The research also clearly identifies ways to make professional learning activities for teachers effective. Yet the adult basic education and literacy (ABEL) field is not, for the most part,…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Teaching Methods
Smith, Cristine; Bingman, Beth; Beall, Kaye – National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), 2007
This occasional paper is a summary of what the staff of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) Dissemination Initiative learned about how to connect research, policy and practice in ways that promote evidence-based practice in the field of adult learning and literacy. NCSALL Tools for connecting practice, policy,…
Descriptors: Research Utilization, Adult Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development
Smith, Cristine; Bingman, Beth – National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), 2007
The National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) and the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium (NAEPDC), with funding from the National Institute for Literacy, created a one-day workshop to assist practitioners and administrators in adult basic education, TANF (Transitional Assistance for Needy…
Descriptors: Workshops, Program Evaluation, Adult Basic Education, Employment Services
Garner, Barb; Boscolo, Marco; Comings, John; Curry, Donna; McClure, Kelly; Smith, Cristine – National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), Harvard University, 2006
The goal of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) is to conduct high-quality, relevant research that contributes to the improvement of the quality of education provided by adult basic educators. NCSALL has a commitment not only to conducting research but also both to ensuring that is it shared with…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Surveys, Adult Basic Education, Professional Development
Taylor, Jackie; Smith, Cristine; Bingman, Beth – National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), 2005
The sourcebook is for those people who serve as administrators of adult basic, adult secondary, and/or adult English-for-speakers-of-other-languages (ESOL) programs, whether those programs are school-based, community-based, or community-college-based. This is one of the various tools developed through the National Center for the Study of Adult…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Academic Persistence, Adult Education
Parker, Hazel; Smith, Cristine; Bingman, Beth – National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), 2004
This Seminar guide is part of NCSALL's (National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy's) effort to help connect research and practice in the field of adult education and family literacy. The purpose of the three-hour seminar is to help practitioners, program directors, state staff, and other policymakers read and discuss NCSALL's…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Family Literacy
Smith, Cristine; Hofer, Judy – National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), 2003
This Research Brief highlights key findings from an exploratory investigation of adult basic education teachers' characteristics and concerns. This in-depth exploration documents what is commonly known, but not well researched, about teachers in the field; the challenges they face in teaching, in their programs, and as members of the field of…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Teachers, Work Environment, Adults
Smith, Cristine; Hofer, Judy – National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), 2003
In this report, the authors present the results of their analysis of who adult basic education (ABE) teachers are, how they approach their work, the challenges they face, and the concerns they have about their work. Using the teachers' own words as often as possible, this report describes teachers within their four roles, as: classroom teachers,…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Teacher Role, Teacher Characteristics
Smith, Cristine; Hofer, Judy; Gillespie, Marilyn; Solomon, Marla; Rowe, Karen – National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), 2003
This study investigated how adult education teachers changed after participating in one of three different models of professional development (multisession workshop, mentor teacher group, or practitioner research group), all on the same topic of learner persistence. The study also investigated the most important individual, professional…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Change, Professional Development
Smith, Cristine; Hofer, Judy; Gillespie, Marilyn; Solomon, Marla; Rowe, Karen – National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), 2003
The National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) Professional Development Study investigated how adult education teachers changed after participating in one of three different models of professional development (multisession workshop, mentor teacher group, or practitioner research group), all on the same topic of learner…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Change, Professional Development
Smith, Cristine; Bingman, Mary Beth; Hofer, Judy; Medina, Patsy – National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), 2002
NCSALL's (National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy's) Practitioner Dissemination and Research Network (PDRN) set out to create and support systematic partnerships between practitioners and university researchers to better connect research and practice, with the ultimate outcome of improved practice, policy, and services for…
Descriptors: Researchers, Adult Educators, Theory Practice Relationship, Research and Development