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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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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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Ouellette-Schramm, Jennifer – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
This article describes the complex cognitive and linguistic challenges of summarizing expository text at vocabulary, syntactic, and rhetorical levels. It then outlines activities to help ABE/ESL learners develop corresponding skills.
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Vocabulary, Syntax, Rhetoric
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Gardner, Susanne – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
Correctional Education English as a Second Language (ESL) literacy programs vary from state to state, region to region. Some states enroll their correctional ESL students in adult basic education (ABE) classes; other states have separate classes and programs. At the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, the ESL class is a self-contained…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Correctional Education, Adult Basic Education