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Professional Development

An Environmental Scan of Adult Numeracy Professional Development Initiatives and Practices

2007

This environmental scan examines recent and current numeracy professional development initiatives in the United States and informs numeracy research and other initiatives at the state and federal...

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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

The Inclusion of Numeracy in Adult Education

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2002

Chapter 5 of NCSALL’s 2002 Review of Adult Learning and Literacy, “The Inclusion of Numeracy in Adult Basic Education,” provides a comprehensive view of the state of numeracy instruction in the...

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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

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
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers
ESL Instructors

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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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Instructors
Curriculum Developers

Eight Smooth Steps: Solid Footwork Makes Evaluation of Staff Development Programs a Song

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2003
This article explores a step-by-step strategy for conducting an evaluation that can provide the evidence needed to make critical decisions about improving staff development programs for the benefit...
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
State Staff
Teachers

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

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