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The STAR research review is conducted annually to identify developments in reading research that call for changes in STAR project content. This review keeps the STAR team up- to- date on new research related to the training and technical assistance they provide. The Spring 2017 review includes nine...
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The Teaching Gap , by James W. Stigler and James Hiebert, has served as a valuable resource for participants in the Adult Numeracy Study Circle, developed by TERC and piloted with ACLS staff. This book describes the research on how teachers in U. S. schools compare with those in other countries,...
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ALM aims to promote the advancement of education by supporting the establishment and development of an international research forum for adult mathematics and numeracy. ALM has two key goals: To encourage research into adults learning mathematics at all levels and to then disseminate the results of...
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This book is targeted to adult education math teachers, trainers, and curriculum developers. Each chapter introduces views on the nature of numeracy, discusses instructional principles and recommended teaching practices, and examines assessment strategies.
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This guide from the Manufacturing Institute provides adult education teachers and advisors lesson plans, fact sheets, and student activities (though geared toward K-12) that you can adapt and use to introduce adult learners to the world of manufacturing. Manufacturing is a growing industry sector...
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Motivational interviewing (MI) is a form of empathic dialogue used to strengthen a person’s motivation and commitment to change by exploring reasons for and resolving ambivalence about change. MI is an internationally recognized evidence-based practice (EBP) intervention for alcohol and drug abuse...
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Through its network of financial educators, community-based organizations, and advocates, MassSaves provides financial education resources to help people achieve financial stability and build financial assets. Personalized Financial Confidence and Coaching is available to help Massachusetts...
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This 2016 report from the Aspen Institute features models of effective approaches to partnerships between education and workforce organizations, such as career centers, community colleges, and community-based organizations, and immigrant-serving organizations to help expand immigrants’ access to...
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This 2016 report from the National Skills Coalition highlights seven program models of adult education, workforce development, and immigrant integration that are effective in helping immigrant workers build skills, acquire recognized postsecondary credentials, obtain employment in in-demand...
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This 2016 report, published by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, describes how the recovery from the Great Recession of 2007–2009 has primarily benefited workers with at least some postsecondary education. However, the majority of jobs that were lost in this recession...

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