Adult Education at Work: A Collaborative Resource Addressing the Changing World of Work and Learning

The resources in this section contain both evidence-based research and practice-based materials that can help guide the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of ACP programs.

Dent C. Davis
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation
Tennessee Department of Education, Division of Adult Education
Publication Year
Resource Type
Informational Material
Key Words

This handbook is for adult education professionals who want to develop or strengthen their programs in workplace education. Workplace education is the process of offering learning programs designed to meet the needs of stakeholders at a particular workplace. Content in this handbook came from the collective experiences of Tennessee adult education professionals, research, and publications about workplace basic skills. Adult Education at Work begins with the introduction, has seven chapters and a conclusion. The introduction examines the changes occurring in the workplace and the historical context for these changes. After the introduction, each chapter focuses on a key practical step necessary for an effective workplace education program.

Benefits and Uses

This handbook is designed to build on the strengths of adult educators as they work collaboratively with employers, employees, other educators and unions (where applicable), to develop innovative workplace education programs.

Resource Notice

This resource was reviewed and vetted through the Designing Instruction for Career Pathways initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education under Contract No. ED-CFO-10-A-0072/0001.