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Priorities for Improving Adult Literacy and Adult Literacy Instruction. Effective marketing programs Support services that encourage retention Flexible yet structured scheduling Increased use of technology including blended courses Contextualized instruction Accelerated instruction

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priorities for improving adult literacy and adult literacy instruction
Priorities for Improving Adult Literacy and Adult Literacy Instruction
  • Effective marketing programs
  • Support services that encourage retention
  • Flexible yet structured scheduling
  • Increased use of technology including blended courses
  • Contextualized instruction
  • Accelerated instruction
  • Stackable credentials
  • Evidenced-based instructional methods
  • Reduced remedial instruction after post secondary transition
challenges
CHALLENGES
  • Funding for programs
  • Funding for GED testing for adult students
  • Funding for student tuition in dual enrollment and/or after transitioning fully to post secondary
  • Inadequate coordination with Workforce Development programs
  • Lack of Technology resources
  • Under-prepared teachers for the 21st century adult learners
  • Inadequate coordination between adult education and post secondary education
  • Inadequate career development and counseling services for adult students
opportunities for overcoming challenges
Opportunities for Overcoming Challenges
  • Braiding public and private resources to increase funding for programs
  • Utilize corporate and community resources to offset cost of GED testing
  • Work with Congress to reinstate Ability to Benefit for dually enrolled adult education students
  • Partner with WIA programs to serve eligible adult education students including career development and counseling services
  • Provide Teacher Certification in Adult Education
  • Provide ongoing Professional Development for program administrators, staff and faculty
  • Increase collaboration between adult education programs and post secondary education
    • Dual enrollment
    • Counseling and Career Development
    • Co-teaching adult education and post secondary courses for dually enrolled students
    • Joint professional development
    • Scholarships and/or grants for adult education completers