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Larrotta, Clarena – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter describes documented and undocumented immigrant populations in the United States. It discusses salient factors influencing their status as immigrants as well as adult education services available to them through publicly funded programs, social units, and community centers, especially churches and libraries.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Adult Education, Community Centers, Churches
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Greenberg, Daphne; Ginsburg, Lynda; Wrigley, Heide Spruck – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter provides brief summaries of recent research on literacy, numeracy, and language education for adults.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Literacy Education, Adult Literacy, Numeracy
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Stein, Sondra Gayle – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter describes how PIAAC's concept of competency-in-use can support literacy policy and practice focused on adult learners' real needs.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Competence, International Assessment
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McLendon, Lennox – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter on high school equivalency describes recent events involved in updating the adult education high school equivalency assessment services and the entrance of additional assessments into the field.
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Adult Education, Evaluation Methods, Educational Change
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Rosen, David J.; Vanek, Jenifer B. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter discusses a range of issues that together paint a picture of the impact, potential, and challenges of using digital technologies in adult education.
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Information Technology
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Smith, Cristine – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter offers an update on efforts to provide all adult basic education teachers with access to high-quality professional development.
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Educational Quality
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Jacobson, Erik – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter reviews how the impact of WIOA on adult education provision in the United States may be limited because of persistent structural problems within adult education policy and practice.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Investment, Educational Opportunities, Labor Force Development
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Prins, Esther – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter identifies directions for future ABE research and suggests how researchers and practitioners can enrich the field's knowledge base.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Basic Education, Educational Research, Research Needs
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Belzer, Alisa – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter reviews the implications of policy as it has affected adult basic education over the last 25 years and problematizes the increasing institutionalization and stability that it has brought to the field.
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Educational Development, Educational Policy, Educational History
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Bishop, Kathy; Weigler, Will; Lloyd, Tracey; Beare, David – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
Playbuilding is one response to the search for creative ways to approach leadership and learning. Drawing upon their practical experiences within community-based, secondary school, and university settings, the authors share stories and strategies for fostering collaborative leadership through playbuilding.
Descriptors: Leadership Training, School Community Relationship, Secondary Schools, Higher Education
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Webber, Bryan; Forster, Jenna – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter examines the development of emerging leaders in the digital age and the intersection of adult transformative learning concepts with that phenomenon.
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Leadership Training, Transformative Learning, Educational Technology
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Page, M. Beth; Margolis, Rhonda L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
As educators, we seek to answer the following question: "What magic can happen when you believe that people are whole and resourceful and you hold the space for generative, collective wisdom?" This chapter explores collaborative leadership and learning with adult learners. We focus on creative ways to optimize learning and enhance…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Teamwork, Participative Decision Making, Leadership Styles
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Otter, Ken; Paxton, Doug – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This case study explores the journey of an executive leadership team seeking to become more collaborative, innovative, and adaptive in their approach to organizational leadership, using a values-based collaborative leadership program.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Leadership Training, Teamwork, Cooperation
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McKendry, Virginia – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter examines an Indigenous speaker series formed to foster intercultural partnerships at a Canadian university. Using ensemble leadership and generative learning theories to make sense of the project, the author argues that ensemble leadership is key to designing the generative learning adult learners need in an era of ambiguity.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, International Cooperation, Teamwork
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Ubalijoro, Éliane – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter looks at learning through global collaboration I have been involved in or witnessed as well as explores practices that can enhance innovation for success in addressing complex challenges we face in the twenty-first century.
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Global Approach, Innovation, Educational Methods
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