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Pickard, Amy – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
A substantial proportion of participants in public adult education programs struggle with "basic" academic print literacy skills. According to the 2014-2015 National Reporting System (NRS) data, 48.7% of the national adult basic education/adult secondary education (ABE/ ASE) population tested as reading at or below the "Low…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills
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Pickard, Amy – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
The rate of student departure from adult literacy programs is as high as 80% within the first 12 months (Porter, Cuban, & Comings, 2005). An examination of the literature reveals two perspectives concerning learner persistence: a "control perspective" and an "acknowledgement and accommodation perspective." The control…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, Dropout Rate, Dropout Prevention, Adult Literacy