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Parent Learners: Insights for Innovations
An overview of the characteristics of and multiple challenges faced by parents pursuing their won literacy skill improvement, along with concrete steps and examples to address the challenges.
Adult Training and Education: Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016
A report giving a demographic breakdown of adults who hold either a certification, license, or post-secondary educational certificate. The data tables include occupational field, earnings, and employees’ perceived usefulness of the certificates and licenses.
Foundational Skills in the Service Sector
An extensive analysis of the impact of low literacy skills – covering reading, math, and digital proficiency – on workers in service sector jobs. The report includes demographic details, the barriers and challenges faced by this group, along with remedies and policy recommendations for employers,...
Making Sills Everyone’s Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States
A report from the U.S. Department of Education outlining the demographics and impacts of low-literacy skills among adults. Also included are seven key strategies to address the situation, with recommendations on community and employer efforts, cross-sector service delivery, and program professional...
The Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education
A concise summary of the benefits of participation in adult literacy programs, both for individual participants and for the broader society.
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Some Key Features
In this brief article, Dr. Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, delineates what culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP) is and is not. The article includes a bibliography pertaining to CRP and a list of multicultural education...
Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices
The full title of this paper is Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices of Adult Speakers of Other Languages and English for Academic Purposes Teachers. It is the graduate dissertation of Christy Rhodes, an adult educator, and one of the few publications specifically about culturally responsive...
A Resource Guide to Engaging Employers
This guide presents concrete examples and models of mutually beneficial collaborations between community colleges and local employers that ultimately serve to help students progress along their education and career pathways. While the examples and lessons learned are drawn from community college...
California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project’s Online Video Library
The online video library from the California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO) features a series of interviews with program administrators and instructors of adult education and career and technical education about their experience implementing integrated education and...
Good Jobs that Pay Without a BA: A State-by-State Analysis
This website from the Good Jobs Project presents labor market data based on research findings from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce. The 2017 report indicates that there are still 30 million good jobs in the U.S. that don’t require a Bachelor’s Degree. The website provides an...