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A Pragmatic Look at Hard-to-Serve and Ill-Served
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on March 31, 2021 in categoryFacts & Research

In the Forum section of the current issue of ProLiteracy’s research journal Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy, Jeff Zacharakis takes a pragmatic look at Erik Jacobson’s article “There Are No Hard-to-Serve Learners, Only Ill-Served Ones.” 


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Response to There Are No Hard-to-Serve Learners, Only Ill-Served Ones
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on March 24, 2021 in categoryFacts & Research

Last week, we featured Erik Jacobson’s article “There Are No Hard-to-Serve Learners, Only Ill-Served Ones.” In response to Jacobson, Joni Schwartz, of the City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College, states that she agrees overall with Jacobson’s assessment.  


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There Are No Hard-to-Serve Learners, Only Ill-Served Ones
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on March 17, 2021 in categoryFacts & Research

In “There Are No Hard-to-Serve Learners, Only Ill-Served Ones,” author Erik Jacobson of Montclair State University examines the idea of students being labeled as hard to serve. He questions why certain barriers, like being an ex-offender, being foreign born, or having a disability classify a student as being harder to reach compared to any other learner.  


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Adult Educators Adopting Technology in Their Classrooms Through Innovation, Collaboration, and Inquiry
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on March 10, 2021 in categoryFacts & Research

Adult educators do not have many opportunities for training and support when it comes to implementing technology in the classroom. Yet, technology has become a necessary resource.  


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Improving the Comprehension and Vocabulary Skills of English Language Learners With Content Integrated Language Instruction for Adults
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on March 03, 2021 in categoryFacts & Research

The authors of today’s featured research article developed a program called Content Integrated Language Instruction for Adults (CILIA). This curriculum builds both comprehension and vocabulary by introducing words that are critical to understanding the content.  


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