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Teacher Effectiveness in Adult Education

Research indicates that teacher effectiveness determines student achievement and performance. To develop successful students, one focus of adult education programs should be on developing and supporting effective teachers, especially those new to adult education or the profession. This page includes a variety of resources and tools to enhance teacher effectiveness in adult education.

Adult Education Teacher Competencies

The Competencies identify the knowledge and skills expected of any adult education teacher. A Self-Assessment, introductory online course, and interactive framework are also available. 

Evidence Based Instruction

Learn about evidence-based instruction principles and strategies highlighted in the National Research Council’s Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Supporting Learning and Motivation.

Information Brief: Evidence-Based Instruction and Teacher Induction

Teacher Induction

Teacher induction is an evidence-based strategy to accelerate the effectiveness of beginning teachers and those new to adult education or a new content area.

Teacher Effectiveness