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In a time of scarce resources: near term priorities in adult education

Publisher: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy

Published At: New York, NY

Date Published: July 25, 2012

Distributor: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy

Source Address: 1221 Avenue of the Americas - 44th Floor

Source City/State/Zip: New York NY 10020

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 41 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; Financial Support; Educational Planning; Enrollment; Staff Development; Educational Technology; Educational Research; High School Equivalency Programs; Education Work Relationship

Abstract:
This report presents the results of a survey project in which over two dozen adult education and literacy leaders responded to a series of questions about highest priority next steps for the adult education field in this time of scarce financial resources. The main section of the paper discusses four consensus or near-consensus areas of high priority importance--high intensity-managed enrollment instructional models, professional/staff development, use of technology, and creative funding. The other major section of the paper presents a menu of ideas more general and varied in nature, including discussion of whether to articulate core curriculum standards to the new GED. Appendices list survey questions and the respondents.

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