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How Policy Changes Affect Local Immigrant Learners
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 26, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy
Immigrants being affected by policy change

In her journal article, Susan Finn Miller covers the impact of recent immigration policies and the impact these policies have on individuals in her local community.

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Newly proposed immigration "public charge" rule would harm immigrant workers and US businesses
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 18, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
Newly proposed immigration 'public charge' rule would harm immigrant workers and US businesses

Under this new "public charge" rule, immigration officials could deny green cards or visa changes for individuals who get any of a number of public benefits or are deemed likely to receive benefits in the future.

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Immigrants Learning English in a Time of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 14, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacy


Immigrants bring a wide variety of skills that favor the market productivity and add to the economic life of the country. They contribute to the development of the U.S. economy through the skills they bring to the market (cognitive skills such as abstract thinking, non-cognitive skills such as motivation and initiative, and specific skills such as the ability to operate machinery) and through the small business they own.

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The PIAAC Literacy Framework and Adult Reading Instruction
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 04, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips
The PIAAC Literacy Framework and Adult Reading Instruction

This article is excerpted (with slight adaptations) from the reports Using the PIAAC Literacy Framework to Guide Instruction: An Introduction for Adult Educators (Trawick, 2017) and Bringing Reading Instruction to Life: Supplement to the Introductory Guide (Trawick, 2018). The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) conducted an international literacy assessment for adults in 2012 and 2014, and this article describes how adult educators can use its literacy framework to frame instruction as well.

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A Pilot on How to Help Adult Struggling Readers


The goal of this pilot study was to investigate the effects of morphological instruction on component literacy skills of adult struggling readers.

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