Research and Policy: A Three-Way Intersection 
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on June 29, 2022 in categoryFacts & Research

In the current issue of Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy, the co-editors recognize that the relationship between educational research and practice is muddy. 

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Declining Enrollment in Federally Funded Adult Education: Critical Questions for the Field
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on June 22, 2022 in categoryFacts & Research

Since the mid-1990s, enrollment in federally funded adult education programs has consistently declined. While people might feel compelled to single out specific reasons for the decline—the rise of the gig economy, which does not require a high school diploma, or the pandemic—it’s important to note that those are just little pieces of a long-term downward trend. 

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Basic Correctional Education and Recidivism: Findings from PIAAC and NRS
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on June 15, 2022 in categoryFacts & Research

There’s limited research on incarcerated adults participating in correctional education programs. The research that does exist supports the notion that participation in basic education programs while in prison can reduce the rate of recidivism and increase employment rates upon re-entry. 

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Mediating Work and Culture through Dewey’s Integrative Vision of Vocational Education
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on June 08, 2022 in categoryFacts & Research

The first research article in the new issue of Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy comes to us from George Demetrion of Capital Community College and 1199 New England Training and Upgrading Fund. 

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Just-in-Time Training: What You Need, When You Need It

It can be difficult to prepare new adult literacy and English as a second language tutors for the different learning styles and situations they might encounter when they meet their students. Not to mention, there’s no guarantee they'll remember everything they learned in the training when they start working with students. 

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