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Adult Learning in Focus: National and State-by-State Data

2008

This report from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) uses numerous data sets to provide evidence about what is known about adult learning nationally and across each of the fifty...

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Professional Development for Experienced Teachers Working with Adult English Language Learners

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2010
This brief addressed topic of professional development for experienced teachers working in the English as a second language (ESL) classroom. 
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
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Teachers
Curriculum Developers
ESL Instructors

Reflective Practice in the Professional Development of Teachers of Adult English Language Learners

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2008
This resource offers a brief introduction as to why practitioners engage in professional development and then goes on to describe how a teacher’s reflective practice provides data and understanding...
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Research on Professional Development and Teacher Change: Implications for Adult Basic Education

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2007
In this resource, an emphasis on standards-based teaching and learning is examined as well as key factors that influence how teachers change through professional development. 
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What Is Evidence-Based Reading Instruction and How Do You Know It When You See It?

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2012
This policy brief, What is Evidence-Based Reading Instruction and How Do You Know It When You See It?, defines and describes evidence-based reading instruction, demonstrates what evidence-based...
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Better Together: Realigning Pre-College Skills Development Programs to Achieve Greater Academic Success for Adult Learners

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2008
This report examines three partnerships between adult education programs and developmental education in community colleges and provides recommendations to help adult learners develop skills to be...
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Beyond Basic Skills: State Strategies to Connect Low-Skilled Students

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2011
This report provides a background on the growing basic skills crisis in the U.S. and emphasizes the importance of postsecondary education success and completion in getting a good job and advancing in...
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Breaking Through: Contextualization Toolkit

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2010
This toolkit, a companion piece to the Breaking Through Practice Guide, provides educators with resources and strategies to help low-skilled adults through the use of contextualized learning. 
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How Non-Academic Supports Work: Four Mechanisms for Improving Student Outcomes

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2011
This research brief provides a review of literature and research focused on non-academic supports and success factors for postsecondary students. 
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Teachers
Counselors
Curriculum Developers

Integrating Curriculum: Lessons for Adult Education from Career and Technical Education

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2010
This report describes and examines the integrated curriculum as a strategy that has been implemented in career and technical education (CTE) programs in high schools that holds promise for preparing...
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