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Return-Path: <email@example.com> Received: from literacy (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by literacy.nifl.gov (8.10.2/8.10.2) with SMTP id j2IKfZC23861; Fri, 18 Mar 2005 15:41:35 -0500 (EST) Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 15:41:35 -0500 (EST) Message-Id: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Errors-To: email@example.com Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Originator: email@example.com Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk From: "Howard Dooley" <email@example.com> To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:992] RE: Adult Upgrading Students? X-Listprocessor-Version: 6.0c -- ListProcessor by Anastasios Kotsikonas X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook, Build 10.0.2627 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; Status: O Content-Length: 1651 Lines: 40 Interesting. I typed "define adult upgrading students" into google (what did I ever do pre-google?) and got an interesting return. http://www11.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/pls/edd/ALPPP_137006.htm , entitled. "4. Adult Literacy Lessons Learned." (The home for this page is a Canadian Government site, "Evaluation and Data Development (EDD), one of the largest evaluation shops in the Federal Government, provides relevant, reliable, objective and timely information on the efficiency and effectiveness of Human Resources Development Canada's (HRDC) programs." Anyway, this page is replete with the "upgrading" adjective. If you do a find on "upgrading" you eventually come to "Lesson 3 Adult literacy programs aimed at specific target groups appear to have better results." where the term "upgrading adult students" first appears. If you continue to down to the sub-section "Classroom-based Adult Basic Education Programs" you will find the interesting statement: Some programs are offered in the context of upgrading for further education or training. According to Hambly (1998), an effective adult upgrading or basic education (ABE) classroom-based program has the following characteristics. I believe this is how the term is used in the paper referenced. I haven't had time to track down Hambly yet, but I think the information in this webpage clearly defines upgrading students as learners "upgrading their skills." And so on. If anyone has the Hambly reference, thanks. Otherwise, its into ERIC...well, as Scarlet said "But I'm so tired, I'll think about it tomorrow..." Howard L. Dooley, Jr. Director of Accountability, Project RIRAL
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