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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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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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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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Jorgensen, Sara; Schwartz, Joni – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
The American adult education and literacy movement in the early twentieth century had its roots deep in the study and practice of democracy (Ramdeholl, Giordani, Heaney, Yanow, 2010). From Lindeman, Dewey, Laubach, Horton, to Heaney and Brookfield, a persistent theme is the indispensable relationship between democracy and adult education. For…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Teaching Methods, Democracy
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Jorgensen, Sara; Schwartz, Joni – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
The American adult education and literacy movement in the early twentieth century had its roots deep in the study and practice of democracy (Ramdeholl, Giordani, Heaney, Yanow, 2010). From Lindeman, Dewey, Laubach, Horton, to Heaney and Brookfield, a persistent theme is the indispensable relationship between democracy and adult education. For…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries