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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