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Return-Path: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Received: from literacy (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by literacy.nifl.gov (8.10.2/8.10.2) with SMTP id j2LMF1C06869; Mon, 21 Mar 2005 17:15:01 -0500 (EST) Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 17:15:01 -0500 (EST) Message-Id: <1111443201.2752510889.18141.sendItem@bloglines.com> Errors-To: email@example.com Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Originator: email@example.com Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk From: PHCSJean.email@example.com To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:1001] RE: Adult Upgrading Students? X-Listprocessor-Version: 6.0c -- ListProcessor by Anastasios Kotsikonas Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Content-Type: text/plain Status: O Content-Length: 2060 Lines: 70 Thanks for your research, Howard. So is "upgrading" designed for ANYONE who wants to improve their skills--even to the enrichment type programs where community members take painting classes and ballroom dancing? Sounds pretty broad. It seems like this is a term that hasn't been given much use. Jean --- email@example.com wrote: > 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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