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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 – 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
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, 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
Bingham, Mary Beth; Smith, Cristine; Stewart, Kimberly; Burnett, Anne; Devereux, Helena; Gooden, Judy; Hayes, David; LaChance, Arthur; LaMachia, Joan; Meader, Pam; Tate, Alan; Tiedeman, Kristin – 1998
To obtain practitioner input on the research agenda for adult basic education (ABE), practitioner leaders from the Practitioner Dissemination and Research Network (PRDN) conducted nine focus groups with ABE practitioners in their states. The focus groups examined three topics: issues that concern practitioners in ABE; ways practitioners see their…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Cooperative Planning, Educational Cooperation
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
Comings, John P.; Beder, Hal; Bingman, Beth; Reder, Stephen; Smith, Cristine – 2003
To benefit from the support of public and private sector leaders and to ensure that all students receive effective services, the adult education system must identify program models that have empirical evidence to support claims of effectiveness. The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences defines evidence-based education as…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Students