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Bates, Lisa – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
This article describes the author's determination to incorporate learner-focused teaching techniques and explore ways to adapt them with GED math learners. The primary goal was to find ways of getting students to participate more in the classroom. This was a first step towards building community and learning as they worked together. After a few…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Learning Theories, Teaching Methods, High School Equivalency Programs
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Zengler, Cynthia J. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to describe the professional development that has taken place in conjunction with Ohio adopting the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards. The professional development (PD) has changed over time to include not only training on the new standards and lesson plans but training on the concepts defined in the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, State Standards, Career Readiness, College Readiness
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Appleton, Eric; Farina, Solange; Holzer, Tyler; Kotelawala, Usha; Trushkowsky, Mark – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
This article describes the New York City Community of Adult Math Instructors (CAMI), a math teachers' circle founded in November 2014. The authors share details about their own participation in CAMI to show the professional growth that research-based, peer-led professional development can offer for adult educators.
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Problem Solving, Adult Education, Adult Educators
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Curry, Donna – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
In this Forum article, Curry focuses on a few ways math and numeracy instructors can assure their students are ready for college and/or a career. For example, when considering the math levels of so many adult learners, teachers might focus on teaching their students how to reason mathematically, and ensure that they have a solid conceptual…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Mathematics Instruction
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Braaten, Melissa – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
In her Forum piece, "What's an Adult Numeracy Teacher to Teach? Negotiating the Complexity of Adult Numeracy Instruction," Lynda Ginsburg set the stage of the current problem (poor numeracy levels in American adults) and the bevy of standards, legislation, and new exams that have recently been developed to address it. Ginsburg also…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Numeracy, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Inverso, Diane C.; Kobrin, Jennifer; Hashmi, Shazia – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
At the Office of Adult Education in Philadelphia, they are excited about technology and its potential to advance the field. In this article, the authors, drawing from lessons learned from programs they have developed and supported and their own experiences as lifelong learners, consider the roles of access to the internet, one-to-one device…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Information, Access to Computers
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Carter, Jeff – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
From the outset of the author's career in adult education 20 years ago, teachers, program directors, and policymakers were touting the use of technology to improve student learning (and professional development for teachers as well). Unfortunately, however, despite islands of excellence here and there, the introduction of computers and digital…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Access to Computers, Educational Technology
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Taylor, Jackie – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
Adult educators know that adults and families change their lives through adult education. Adult education also positively impacts a host of social and economic issues. Yet this fact is largely unknown or misunderstood by the general public. Resources have become increasingly scarce, while at the same time adult educators are asked to do more with…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Adult Education, Educational Benefits, Lobbying
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Ellison, Art – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
Art Ellison is longtime advocate for adult education, having managed numerous advocacy campaigns over the past forty years on the state and national levels. Prior to his employment in 1980 as the NH State Director of Adult Education he worked for many years as a high school teacher and as a community organizer. In this article, Ellison offers some…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Politics of Education, Advocacy, Lobbying
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Rosen, David J. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
US public adult basic skills education, as adult education researcher Thomas Sticht has often pointed out, is on the margins of public education. By many measures, in the past decade it has experienced significant further decline. In the last decade and a half, according to Sticht's (2015) analysis, "enrollments in the Adult Education and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Advocacy
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Suitt, Regina – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
The need for adult education programs and services is great, yet federal and state funding and enrollment have declined. This reality means that the field is burdened to protect what federal dollars still exist. One approach to address these funding challenges is to engage students in making the case to funders and policy makers for addressing…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Advocacy, Adult Education, Educational Finance
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Pappalardo, Michele; Schaffer, William R. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
With the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, Northampton Community College began the creation of Integrated Education and Training (IE&T) programs in October 2015. After a needs assessment was conducted with the partners, programs were created to address the needs in the hospitality and healthcare sectors.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Integrated Activities, Hospitality Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Patterson, Margaret Becker – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
This article describes outcomes of group discussion sessions that took place as part of the Commission on Adult Basic Education April 2016 conference in Dallas, Texas. Researchers and practitioners in adult education were the primary attendees of the conference. Session topics and points of discussion in this paper include: the challenge of the…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Adult Education, Educational Research
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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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Johnson-Bailey, Juanita – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
In this brief article, the author expresses her greatest concerns regarding learning in the cyber world: the appropriateness of online learning for courses with sensitive subject matter, the comfort level of nontraditional learners in this new setting, and the inability as an instructor to fully engage with the learner in real time. As an adult…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Nontraditional Students, Online Courses, Bullying
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