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Adult Education

The Current State of Correctional Education

2008
This resource is an overview of the state of correctional education in the United States.  It discusses the varying causes that has led to an increase in the need for correctional education along...
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Correctional Education

Correctional Education as a Crime Control Program

2004
This study compares the cost-effectiveness of these two crime control methods - educating prisoners and expanding prisons. One million dollars spent on correctional education prevents about 600...
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ABC, 123: Can Mobile Phones Improve Learning? Evidence from a field Experiment in Niger

2011
This resource disseminates results of a study in Niger examining the use of cell phones in a low-level adult education class.
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Literacy and Numeracy for Adults: Make Sense of Numbers to Solve Problems

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2009

This website from the National Centre for Literacy and  Numeracy for Adults in New Zealand has developed research to practice materials for educators and adult learners on Learning Progressions (...

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Learners

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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Literacy, Learning, and Health: Research Report

2008

This descriptive study examines the relationships between literacy, learning and health among adult learners in the United Kingdom. Note that the UK term for adult learners is “adult literacy,...

The Emergence of Health Literacy as a Public Policy Priority: From Research to Consensus to Action

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2004

This article gives a very brief overview of the consensus reached so far from the research on literacy and health, then goes on to describe the adult education communities’ strengths in pedagogy,...

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The Role of Vocabulary Instruction in Adult Basic Education

2006

Vocabulary has long been recognized as a key factor in reading comprehension. In this chapter, Curtis analyzes research and theories on vocabulary, vocabulary acquisition, and reading...

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