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Professional Development

Learners' Engagement in Adult Literacy Education (NCSALL Research Brief)

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2006
This research brief describes a qualitative study conducted by NCSALL researchers to identify and examine contextual factors that contribute to engagement in adult education.
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

A Process Guide for Establishing State Adult Education Content Standards

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2005
A Process Guide for Establishing State Adult Education Content Standards was produced under Contract #ED-01-CO-0026/0023 with the American Institutes for Research.
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
State Staff
Teachers

Building on Foundations for Success: Guidelines for Improving Adult Mathematics Instruction

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2011

The report, Building on Foundations for Success: Guidelines for Improving Adult Mathematics Instruction, came as the result of the recognition of the paucity of available research on adult...

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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

Applying Research Findings to Instruction for Adult English Language Students

2005

In this short article the authors combine a comprehensive overview of:

  • why practitioners need to understand and use research,
  • how researchers and teachers can pair up to conduct...

Workplace Instruction and Workforce Preparation for Adult Immigrants

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2007

This resource describes and discusses three different workforce preparation venues (workplace classes, vocational classes, Adult ESL classes) for English language learners. The authors address the...

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Local Program Administrators
Researchers
Teachers
Policymakers

Developing Writers: An Eight Part Professional Development Workshop

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2004

Developing Writers: A Workshop for High School Teachers is a video workshop for grade 9-12 writing and language arts teachers, consisting of eight video programs, a print guide, and a Web...

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Teachers

Working with Adult English Language Learners with Limited Literacy: Research, Practice, and Professional Development

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2008

This brief addresses how teachers can help facilitate English language learners (ELL) acquire formal literacy skills and then addresses models for and the benefits of professional development. The...

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Local Program Administrators
Researchers
Teachers
Policymakers

Study Circle Guide: Research-based Adult Reading Instruction

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2005

This very comprehensive study circle guide provides all that one would need to conduct a study circle for teachers of adults to give them the background research on reading instruction as well as...

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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

Managing Programs for Adults Learning English

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2009
This resource outlines responsibilities and considerations for administrators of Adult ESL programs.
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Local Program Administrators

Framework for Quality Professional Development for Practitioners Working with Adult English Language Learners

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2008

This guide provides a framework, based in research conducted by the American Research Institute, to build quality professional development opportunities for those working with English language...

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Local Program Administrators
Teachers
Professional Developers
Teacher Trainers

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