Preparing Adult English Learners to Write for College and the Workplace

This volume has been written to address the new communicative demands that the 21st century has brought to the workplace.

Author: Kirsten Schaetzel

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: 0472037366

Category: Adult learning

Page: 280

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This volume has been written to address the new communicative demands that the 21st century has brought to the workplace. Today's adult education programs must prepare students to understand complex operations, be problem-solvers, be computer literate, and be fluent in professional English when speaking and writing. As a result, writing has become a bigger need in the field of adult education, and writing instruction must follow suit and extend beyond transactional writing (taking notes, correcting grammar, writing narratives) to rhetorically flexible writing for multiple audiences, purposes, and contexts, whether for a college course or in the workplace. Some of the specific types of writing students need now are the ability to: write argumentative, technical, and informative texts; create, argue for, and support a thesis statement; summarize; write concisely with appropriate vocabulary; produce a well-edited piece understandable to native speakers; and use and credit sources. The volume is organized into four parts. Chapters are written by current (or former) adult educators with experience across levels. Each chapter introduces an approach based on research that can guide writing instruction and provides specific guidance and tools for implementation. Questions open and close the chapters to guide reading and frame future exploration. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall has written the Epilogue. Readers will discover ways to move adults into higher education and careers by helping them be college and career ready, to integrate writing into the existing curriculum in adult education programs at all levels, including content classes, and to teach writing according to national and state standards. Book jacket.

Resources in Education

These can help learners become more conscious of the process of change in ... English ( Second Language ) Identifiers - Seminole Community College FL A ...



ISBN: MINN:30000006323319

Category: Education


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Improving Adult Literacy Instruction

ADULT BASIC AND SECONDARY EDUCATION: EFFECTIVENESS STUDIES OF LITERACY INSTRUCTION ... workplace, correctional, health, housing, English language learners, ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309219594

Category: Education

Page: 504

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A high level of literacy in both print and digital media is required for negotiating most aspects of 21st-century life, including supporting a family, education, health, civic participation, and competitiveness in the global economy. Yet, more than 90 million U.S. adults lack adequate literacy. Furthermore, only 38 percent of U.S. 12th graders are at or above proficient in reading. Improving Adult Literacy Instruction synthesizes the research on literacy and learning to improve literacy instruction in the United States and to recommend a more systemic approach to research, practice, and policy. The book focuses on individuals ages 16 and older who are not in K-12 education. It identifies factors that affect literacy development in adolescence and adulthood in general, and examines their implications for strengthening literacy instruction for this population. It also discusses technologies for learning that can assist with multiple aspects of teaching, assessment,and accommodations for learning. There is inadequate knowledge about effective instructional practices and a need for better assessment and ongoing monitoring of adult students' proficiencies, weaknesses, instructional environments, and progress, which might guide instructional planning. Improving Adult Literacy Instruction recommends a program of research and innovation to validate, identify the boundaries of, and extend current knowledge to improve instruction for adults and adolescents outside school. The book is a valuable resource for curriculum developers, federal agencies such as the Department of Education, administrators, educators, and funding agencies.

Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education

resident and generation 1.5 students, not being fully proficient in English means failing at accessing good job opportunities, social status, ...

Author: Carol E. Kasworm

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412960502

Category: Education

Page: 493

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Drawing on the contributions of 75 leading authors in the field, this 2010 Edition of the respected Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education provides adult education scholars, programme administrators, and teachers with a solid foundation for understanding the current guiding beliefs, practices, and tensions faced in the field, as well as a basis for developing and refining their own approaches to their work and scholarship. Offering expanded discussions in the areas of social justice, technology, and the global dimensions of adult and continuing education, the Handbook continues the tradition of previous volumes with discussions of contemporary theories, current forms and contexts of practice, and core processes and functions. Insightful chapters examine adult and continuing education as it relates to gender and sexuality, race, our aging society, class and place, and disability.

New Innovations and Best Practices Under the Workforce Investment Act

[ The information follows : ] Prepared Statement of David C. Harvey ... the needs of lowest - level adult learners and community - based organizations .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness


ISBN: PURD:32754081204707

Category: Employees

Page: 334

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Training Initiatives and Strategies for the Modern Workforce

KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS Adult Education and Family Literacy (AE): Instruction ... gaining or improving employment, and preparing for college and careers.

Author: Frasard, Scott

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522518099

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 289

View: 645


Organizations in modern business settings invest significant time and resources into training employees. By implementing new techniques and methods, business training programs can be optimized and contribute to overall competitive advantage. Training Initiatives and Strategies for the Modern Workforce is a comprehensive reference source for emerging perspectives on bringing evaluation training theory into practice, modifying practices based on the experiences of others, and applying new tools to improve trainings and evaluations. Featuring innovative coverage across relevant topics, such as business metrics, return on investment, and transfer of learning, this book is ideally designed for professionals, business educators, graduate students, practitioners and researchers actively involved in business environments.

International Encyclopedia of Adult Education

The intent of PBL is to foster Selfdirected inquiry into the world of practice and to better prepare learners for the workplace. Real problems are used to ...

Author: L. English

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349725205

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 750

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The Encyclopedia of Adult Education is the first comprehensive reference work in this important and fast-growing field, and is an invaluable resource for adult educators who research and teach in the fields of higher education, work in community-based settings, or practise in public or private organizations. Its 170+ articles, written by an international team of contributors from over 17 countries, detail the research and practice of the field from its emergence as a separate discipline to the present day, covering key concepts, issues and individuals and providing a cutting-edge summary of ongoing debates across a wide range of perspectives, from self-directed learning to human resource development. Entries are arranged A-Z and extensive cross-referenced, with detailed bibliographies for each topic to facilitate further research.

The Greenwood Dictionary of Education 2nd Edition

(jpc) Adult Language Assessment Scales (A-LAS) A test that assesses the oral language, reading, writing, and math skills of adults.

Author: John W. Collins

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313379314

Category: Education

Page: 581

View: 437


This book defines over 3,000 terms from the field of education to assist those charged with teaching students to become global citizens in a rapidly changing, technological society. • 3,050 A–Z entries, including over 400 new and revised definitions • 128 contributors from a variety of specialized areas related to education • Three tables and graphs to illustrate specific aspects of mathematics and evaluation in education • An introduction on education terminology by editors John W. Collins and Nancy Patricia O'Brien, distinguished librarians in the study of education • Author attributions for each definition • An extensive, updated bibliography of sources that identify and explain terms used within education

The Greenwood Dictionary of Education

(jpc) adult learner An adult who is a participant in an organized adult ... the term is defined as the ability of adults to read, write, and speak English, ...

Author: John William Collins

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0897748603

Category: Education

Page: 431

View: 976


Provides authoritative definitions written by practitioners or researchers for more than 2,600 terms used in educational research, practice, and theory.

Encyclopedia of Social Problems

Assessments of Adult Literacy The National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) is ... for learners to practice reading and writing using workplace examples.

Author: Vincent N. Parrillo

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265926

Category: Social Science

Page: 1208

View: 961


Social problems affect everyone. Because so many actual and potential problems confront us, it is often difficult to decide which ones affect us most severely. Is it the threat of death or injury during a terrorist attack? Is it the threat caused by industrial pollution that may poison us or destroy our physical environment? Or does quiet but viciously damaging gender, age, class, racial, or ethnic discrimination have the most far-reaching effect? Do the problems of cities affect us if we live in the suburbs? Do poorer nations' problems with overpopulation affect our quality of life? The Encyclopedia of Social Problems offers an interdisciplinary perspective into many social issues that are a continuing concern in our lives, whether we confront them on a personal, local, regional, national, or global level. With more than 600 entries, these two volumes cover all of the major theories, approaches, and contemporary issues in social problems and also provide insight into how social conditions get defined as social problems, and the ways different people and organizations view and try to solve them. Key Features · Provides as comprehensive an approach as possible to this multifaceted field by using experts and scholars from 19 disciplines: anthropology, biology, business, chemistry, communications, criminal justice, demography, economics, education, environmental studies, geography, health, history, languages, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, and women's studies · Presents a truly international effort with contributors from 17 countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, New Zealand, Romania, Scotland, Turkey, and the United States · Addresses social problems that are fairly new, such as computer crimes and identity theft, and others that are centuries old, such as poverty and prostitution · Examines social problems differently from place to place and from one era to another · Explains the perspectives and foundations of various social theories and offers different lenses to view the same reality Key Themes · Aging and the Life Course · Community, Culture, and Change · Crime and Deviance · Economics and Work · Education · Family · Gender Inequality and Sexual Orientation · Health · Housing and Urbanization · Politics, Power, and War · Population and Environment · Poverty and Social Class · Race and Ethnic Relations · Social Movements · Social Theory · Substance Abuse Readers investigating virtually any social problem will find a rich treasure of information and insights in this reference work, making it a must-have resource for any academic library.

Preparing the Workers of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow

community college education in helping displaced workers through the current ... that focus on basic skills – adult basic education, GED, and English as a ...

Author: Christina Romer

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437936216


Page: 27

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Presents a projection of potential developments in the U.S. labor market over the next five to ten years and discusses the preparations necessary to develop the 21st century workforce. Discusses the skills that will likely be most relevant in growing occupations, the value and limitations of our current post-high school educ. and training systems, and the characteristics of a more effective educ. and training structure. Examines the sectors that are expected to grow and develop over the next several years. The Amer. Recovery and Reinvest. Act will create new opportunities in already-expanding industries such as health care and educ., and also will create new opportunities in fledgling industries, such as renewable energy production and distribution.

ERIC Annual Report

How Effective Communication Can Enhance Teaching at the College level • CC As ... Philosophies and Approaches in Adult ESL Literacy Instruction • Preparing ...

Author: Educational Resources Information Center (U.S.)


ISBN: UOM:39015067323801

Category: ERIC (Information retrieval system)


View: 175


Teaching Adult English Language Learners

Adult English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education. Washington, D.C. Retrieved from ... Translanguaging and the writing of bilingual learners.

Author: Betsy Parrish


ISBN: 9781108702843



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Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity

These settings include libraries, the workplace, colleges and ... upon teaching English as a second language, and still others upon preparing students for ...

Author: Linwood H. Cousins

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483346656

Category: Social Science

Page: 1632

View: 218


Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity is the first encyclopedia to reflect the changes in the mission of human services professionals as they face today’s increasingly diverse service population. Diversity encompasses a broad range of human differences, including differences in ability and disability, age, education level, ethnicity, gender, geographic origin, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and values. Understanding the needs and problems of Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, the deaf, the blind, the LGBT community, and many other groups demands an up-to-date and cutting-edge reference. This three-volume encyclopedia provides human services students, professors, librarians, and practitioners the reference information they need to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population. Features: 600 signed entries are organized A-to-Z across three volumes. Entries, authored by key figures in the field, conclude with cross references and further readings. A Reader’s Guide groups related articles within broad, thematic areas, such as aging, community mental health, family and child services, substance abuse, etc. A detailed index, the Reader’s Guide, and cross references combine for search-and-browse in the electronic version. A helpful Resource Guide guides students to classic books, journals, and web sites, and a glossary assists them with the terminology of the field. Available in both print and electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity is an ideal reference for students, practitioners, faculty and librarians.


This book offers strategies to help adult learners become more active, strategic, and purposeful readers and language users.

Author: Coaching Learning, LLC


ISBN: 1699073155


Page: 65

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This TABE 11 & 12 Student Language Manual for Level M is designed to successfully prepare adult learners for the TABE 11 & 12 Level M language test and vocational training admission tests. In other words, this manual presents exercises that help adult education programs and workforce programs, and their learners meet the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) reading expectations. The language exercises of this language manual cover TABE 11 & 12 Level M and CCR language standards and content. For example, the language exercises address a) Conventions of Standards English, b) Knowledge of language, c) Vocabulary acquisition and use, and d)Text types and purposes. The TABE 11 & 12 Student Language Manual for Level M is divided into 12 sections. They are 1. Types of Sentences, 2. Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension, 3. Subjects and Predicates, 4. A Review of Sentences, 5. Synonyms, Antonyms and Homonyms, 6. Possessive Nouns, 7. Direct Quotations, 8. Reference Books: Formats and Styles, 9. Using Abbreviations & Contractions, 10. Personal Pronouns, 11. The Writing Process & Types of writing, 12. Practice Test & Answer keys. To be specific, this manual is designed for adult learners as an instructional guide for the development of language strategies and skills. This book offers strategies to help adult learners become more active, strategic, and purposeful readers and language users.

The Australian Journal of Education

In defining students ' ' language control in writing for the benchmarking ... Does it do its job of preparing young adults for workplace literacies and ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105111431966

Category: Education


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Comprehensive Dissertation Index



ISBN: UOM:39015065693957

Category: Dissertations, Academic


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Vols. for 1973- include the following subject areas: Biological sciences, Agriculture, Chemistry, Environmental sciences, Health sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and statistics, Earth sciences, Physics, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Law & political science, Business & economics, Geography & regional planning, Language & literature, Fine arts, Library & information science, Mass communications, Music, Philosophy and Religion.

Turning Points

Recent Trends in Adult Basic Literacy, Numeracy, and Language Education: New ... writing, other initiatives have the goal of better preparing adult basic ...

Author: Alisa Belzer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119443858

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Milestones for adult basic education include: It was first federally funded in 1964. The National Literacy Act passed in 1991. The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 was enacted. The field then remained relatively static until 2014 when: a new version of the GED® test was launched, new content standards were developed, new data on adult cognitive skills were released, and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), with its laser focus on employment and training, was enacted. This volume reviews where the field is in relation to these turning points and discusses where it could go. Taking up critical discussions of the many recent and influential changes as well as topics of enduring interest, this volume will be valuable to practitioners, researchers, and policy makers. This is the 155th volume of the Jossey Bass series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.

Genre in World Language Education

Using genre pedagogy to teach adolescent English learners to write academic ... Genre and institutions: Social processes in the workplace and school (pp.

Author: Francis John Troyan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000216219

Category: Education

Page: 282

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Ideal for methods and foundational courses in world languages education, this book presents a theoretically informed instructional framework for instruction and assessment of world languages. In line with ACTFL and CEFR standards, this volume brings together scholarship on contextualized, task-based performance assessment and instruction with a genre theory and pedagogy to walk through the steps of designing and implementing effective genre-based instruction. Chapters feature step-by-step lesson designs, models of performance assessment, and a wealth of practical and research-based examples on how to make languages explicit to students through a focus on genre. Including sections on Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, and other major world languages, this book demonstrates how to effectively teach and assess world languages in the classroom.