Adult Education

Adult Basic Skills in OECD Countries: Policy Issues and Research Agenda

Stern, David; Tuijman, Albert
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

This report considers a sequence of three questions: How might national
and international surveys contribute to a better understanding of the relationship
between schooling and adult basic skills, and second, between basic skills and
dependent variables such as labor force participation, unemployment, and

What Makes Workers Learn: The Role of Incentives in Workplace Education

Hirsch, Donald
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

Adult education and training will be a necessity rather than an optional
luxury in advanced economies in the twenty-first century for three reasons:
(1) the accelerated pace of change in the global economy and the penetration
of new technologies into nearly every aspect of daily life; (2) demographic

Teacher Perspectives on the Adult Education Profession: National Survey Findings about an Emerging Profession

Sabatini, J.; Daniels, M.; Ginsburg, L.; Limeul, K.; Russell, M.; Stites, R.
Date of publication: 
Tue, 2002-01-01

In recent years, many factors have converged to

steadily increase the momentum toward the

professionalization of adult literacy educators. Improving

the quality of instructional practice in the field of adult

education through the professionalization of practitioners

is seen to be at the core of improving the quality of

Proceedings. Conference on Adult Mathematical Literacy

Gal, I.; Schmitt, M. J.
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

A three-day Working Conference on Adult

Mathematical Literacy was co-organized in March

1994 in Arlington, VA, by the National Center on

Adult Literacy, the National Council of Teachers of

Mathematics, and the Office of Vocational and Adult

Education of the U.S. Department of Education.

The Impact of Workplace Literacy Programs: A New Model for Evaluating the Impact of Workplace Literacy Programs

Mikulecky, L; Lloyd, P.
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

Even though millions of dollars have been invested

in workplace literacy programs, few programs have

been evaluated well. Typically, evaluations have

relied on anecdotes, learner satisfaction

questionnaires, and standardized basic skills tests. An

effective evaluation, however, should consist of two

When Less is More: A Comparative Analysis for Placing Students in Adult Literacy Classes

Venezky, R. L.; Bristow, P. S.; Sabatini, J. P.
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

Ideally, adult literacy students should be placed at the

instructional level corresponding to their abilities.

But because abilities are seldom known from prior

instructional experience, a battery of tests is usually

administered. The most widely used such test is the

TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education), a normreferenced,

Supply and Demand for Literacy Instruction in the United States

Venezky, R. L.; Wagner, D. A.
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

instruction in the United States are complicated by

(a) changing demands for basic skills in the

workplace, (b) an increase in immigrants who have

limited command of English, (c) changing federal

welfare policies, and (d) limited awareness on the

part of those with low reading and writing ability

The Role of Literacy in the Wealth of Individuals and Nations

Berryman, S. E.
Date of publication: 
Sun, 1995-01-01

Historically, technological change and the

internationalization of markets have (a) reduced the

number of jobs in goods-producing industries

relative to service industries, (b) increased the

relative importance of higher skill occupations

within sectors, and (c) broadened skill requirements

Adult Literacy: Monitoring and Evaluation for Practice and Policy

Wagner, Daniel A.
Date of publication: 
Tue, 2008-01-01


With the advent of the UN Literacy Decade launched in 2003, there is

increased emphasis on monitoring and evaluation of adult literacy around the globe.

The present paper presents an overview of the main approaches that have been taken to

measure adult literacy within and across countries. A particular focus of the present

Integrating Industry Resources and Community Development: A Vision for Development

Frost, Sally Joy
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

The objective of this paper is to present a vision for the co-operation of Industry and Communities in the provision of Adult Basic Education and Training. This paper aims to present experiences gained within a workplace literacy program, and explore how these can be utilized in community development, to the benefit of both the Industry and Community involved.

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