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An evidence-based adult education program model appropriate for research

Series or Serial: NCSALL Occasional Paper

Publisher: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy

Published At: Cambridge, MA

Date Published: March 2006

Distributor: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) / World Education

Source Address: 44 Farnsworth Street

Source City/State/Zip: Boston MA 02210-1211

Phone: 617-482-9485, ext. 535

Material Type: Research/Technical Report

Intended Audience: Program Manager

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 179 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; Adult Educators; Adult Learning; Adult Students; Educational Environment; Program Development; Program Evaluation; Educational Research; Persistence

Abstract:
The document reviews the available empirical evidence and professional wisdom to define a program model that meets the requirements for good practice. This program model describes what teachers, adult students, counselors, administrators, volunteers, and program partners should do to provide both effective instruction and the support services adults need to persist in their learning long enough to be successful. In addition, this model describes the context in which research on approaches to instruction and support services might be productive. References are included.

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