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Policies to promote adult education and postsecondary alignment

Publisher: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)

Published At: New York, NY

Date Published: Sept 28, 2007

Distributor: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)

Source Address: 1221 Avenue of the Americas - 46th Floor

Source City/State/Zip: New York NY 10020

Phone: 212-512-2362

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 28 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Students; Adult Literacy; Educational Trends; Educational Attainment; Educational Policy

Abstract:
This is a policy brief developed for the August 20, 2007 meeting of the National Commission on Adult Literacy. "It focuses on 'helping adults with lower skills and/or limited English proficiency earn postsecondary credentials'" to obtain family-supporting jobs. The document "examines obstacles to moving toward [that] goal, with...attention to lack of alignment between federal and state adult education efforts, job training services, and postsecondary education policies", and includes the author's policy and action recommendations. Note: this information "should not...be taken to reflect conclusions of the National Commission", but is "presented as a public service". [See also The Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy website at www.caalusa.org to purchase a bound form of this document.]

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