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Jacobson, Erik – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This chapter reviews how the impact of WIOA on adult education provision in the United States may be limited because of persistent structural problems within adult education policy and practice.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Investment, Educational Opportunities, Labor Force Development
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Garvey, John; Gordon, John; Kleinbard, Peter; Wasserman, Paul – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013
In this chapter, four longtime adult literacy practitioners recount their pathways into the field in the late 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s. Their stories highlight the creativity and openness that characterized literacy work in those years and point to what has been lost as the field has become dominated by the Workforce Investment Act and the…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Educators, Career Development, Educational Practices
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Quigley, B. Allan – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2001
Adult basic and literacy education (ABLE) is governed by political processes that impede practice. New trends that may help move ABLE toward democracy include the Internet as a site of policy debates and advocacy and use of the findings of practitioner action research. (Contains 16 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Educational Change