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Closing the gap: the challenge of certification and credentialing in adult education

Publisher: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy

Published At: New York, NY

Date Published: February 2011

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: iv + 31 p.

Subjects: Adult Educators; Certification; Credentials

Abstract:
This report is the final outcome of a CAAL project to consider the state of adult education certification and credentialing in America. It summarizes a Roundtable discussion of experts held in New York City on June 22, 2010 and sets forth findings from that meeting and other CAAL research. It considers short- and long-term issues in teacher credentialing, aiming to help improve programs and student outcomes. The report is supplemented by Certifying Adult Education Staff and Faculty, by Cristine Smith with Ricardo Gomez, published on January 3, 2011. (OTAN SD0043)

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