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Diaz de Sabates, Gabriela – Educational Considerations, 2007
What are the realities of Latina adult learners? This question guided the design of this research project. Utilizing a focus group approach, six Latinas in Kansas City, Kansas, had the opportunity to speak freely about themselves and to share their stories with each other. In this article, the author focuses on the voices of these women without…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students
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White, Angela; Herrod, Norma – Educational Considerations, 2007
This article focuses on the Lawrence Adult Learning Center, the only program in Kansas offering Adult Basic Education. The LALC has been a program on wheels, always moving to another location. Its mission is to enable adult students to: acquire appropriate skills and knowledge necessary to become informed decision makers and effective…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, English Instruction
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Lukwago, Susan – Educational Considerations, 2007
Colvin Adult Learning Center (CALC) is a learning center where adults from different cultures, age groups, and different countries come together to address their educational weaknesses in order to work towards their life goals. It enjoys an excellent reputation in the community due to its history of providing quality instruction and assistance in…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Continuing Education Centers, Institutional Research, Program Descriptions
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Martinez, Hector; Bolton, Debra J. – Educational Considerations, 2007
To succeed in the new adult education environment, students from all racial and ethnic groups need to experience and master a variety of challenges in and out of the classroom. In this study, multiculturalism is viewed as the process of increasing awareness of and knowledge about human diversity in ways that are translated into respectful human…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, Institutional Characteristics
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Shepard, Jewell – Educational Considerations, 2007
Every adult learning center is continually changing, reflecting demographic changes in their community and state and federal mandates. OutFront--Leavenworth's only adult learning center--is not just changing: it is closing. In this article, the author examines the impact of the closure of the adult learning center in Leavenworth, Kansas. The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Continuing Education Centers, Program Termination
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Harris, Margaret – Educational Considerations, 2007
Wichita, incorporated in 1870 as a village, is the largest city in Kansas. Its population has increased continually. During the 1970s and 1980s, there was a huge influx of refugees into Wichita. In this article, the author discusses the growth of adult basic education in Wichita and relates stories of several adult basic education students.…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Educational Development, Phenomenology
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Zacharakis, Jeff – Educational Considerations, 2007
This article discusses the changing cultural fabric in Kansas. The author sees this change as an opportunity to strengthen and expand the Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language programming. By taking this approach, adult education will appeal not only to best practices where authentic community-based approaches are indeed more…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Immigrants, Social Change, English (Second Language)