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ProLiteracy Research Briefs

About the Research Briefs

ProLiteracy has created a series of Research Briefs on adult literacy and education. They are 2,500- to 3,000-word summaries that offer a synthesis of research on a topic, implications for practice, and next steps in research.

Written by scholars who have demonstrated expertise on specific topics, ProLiteracy Research Briefs were developed to help adult literacy practitioners understand ideas that have emerged from research. They will also help researchers identify research needs by pointing to gaps in knowledge as part of an effort to respond to the needs of adult educators who are looking for relevant research to inform their work.



Student Recruitment: A Review of the Research

Carol Clymer, Shannon Frey

ProLiteracy Research Brief - Recruitment

Learner recruitment is a particularly important activity because the population of potential adult learners is largely unreached, estimated to be near 90% (Patterson, 2018). This Research Brief describes findings drawn from the research base and highlights key practices and strategies that can be used to recruit ABE learners including recruitment resource guides and toolkits.

Carol Clymer, Co-Director, Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy Shannon Frey, Guided Study Groups Coordinator, Penn State Learning  Edited by Alisa Belzer, Rutgers University

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