'What's identity got to do with it, anyway?' Constructing adult learner identities in the workplace
- Funds of knowledge -- a conceptual critique. Oughton, Helen // Studies in the Education of Adults;Spring2010, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p63
The concept of 'funds of knowledge' is critically reviewed, tracing a history of the term's changing use since its original conception by Velez-Ibanez and Greenberg in the late 1980s, and discussing its relevance in adult literacy and numeracy classrooms. An attempt is made to locate the concept...
- NEW PERSPECTIVES ON GAINS IN THE ABE CLASSROOM: TRANSFORMATIONAL LEARNING RESULTS CONSIDERED. King, Kathleen P.; Wright, Lisa // Adult Basic Education;Summer2003, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p100
Examines how transformational learning was experienced and facilitated in one such classroom. Themes of the perspective transformation; Emphasis on personal learning; Suggestions for instructional strategies, program planning and assessment.
- Transitional Support for Adult Vocational Learners: A Review of Institutional Roles. Quinlan, Kevin; O'Brodovich, Kate // Journal of Employment Counseling;Dec96, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p174
The article examines the extent to which the transitional support needs of adult learners, are being met by organizations and focus on the roles of all constituent groups involved in the provision of transitional support services. The forces of larger life transitions often trigger adult entry...
- Forces Changing Our Nation's Future. // Adult Basic Education & Literacy Journal;Fall2007, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p167
The article focuses on the results of the study "Forces Changing Our Nation's Future," by Andrew Sum. The research is funded by the National Commission on Adult Literacy as a companion piece to "The Perfect Storm" report. The author of the research reveals that U.S. adults are about average in...
- Recently Completed Primary Research. Smith, Cristine // Adult Basic Education & Literacy Journal;Summer2009, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p117
The article provides an overview of several studies related to adult education and literacy. These include "Moving Research About Addressing the Impacts of Violence on Learning Into Practice," by Evelyn Battell et al., "English Literacy of Foreign-Born Adults in the U.S.: 2003," by Siri...
- Nontraditional Volunteers Share Expertise through Small-Group Instruction. Young, Deborah // Adult Basic Education & Literacy Journal;Spring2008, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p44
The author presents information on the Literacy Action Center, a traditional community-based adult literacy organization that focuses on educating English-speaking adults with low functioning literacy skills, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She says the program has seen a transformation in the...
- A Fair Exchange. // Time;4/28/1975, Vol. 105 Issue 17, p68
The article discusses the important role of the Learning Exchange in meeting prospective students and teachers in Illinois. It mentions that the program is financed by small grants from various foundations. It states that it has four full-time staff members and an information bank of 30,000 file...
- Getting better all the time? Sherlock, David // Adults Learning;Sep2006, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p20
The article focuses on adult learning in Great Britain. The challenge facing adult learning is addressed. It is argued that if adult learning and skills is a market, it is a very compromised one. Usually, if a provider is poor, there is no real option but to help the people running it to do better.
- Professionalizing adult literacy: Would a credential help? Perin, Dolores // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;May99, Vol. 42 Issue 8, p610
Considers the meaning of professionalization for adult literacy education and explores whether a credential might lead to improved instructional quality. Challenge of adult literacy instruction; Definition of professionalization; Value of professionalization.