Kate Nonesuch’s “Working in Adult Literacy” site is an invaluable resource for English language and ABE teachers. The “Adult Learner Success” section offers 13 subsections on how to create a safe, engaging learning environment for this population as well as how to teach them math, reading, writing and spelling skills .
Factors that Facilitate Adult Learner Success in the NWT starts with a review of earlier findings:
…we understand that:
- Non-academic outcomes are qualitative, intangible, subjective, personal, and extensive.
- Learners gain much more from ALBE programs than academic outcomes suggest.
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Kate Nonesuch said:
Thanks for re-blogging this post, Alison. The report from NWT Literacy reminds us that the work we do has many facets, that as teachers and learners, we are more than improving reading, writing and math skills. This message gets lost these days in the struggle for funding, and the narrow definition of literacy skills that many funders use.
Your re-blog also showed me that the link to the report on my site is dead, thanks to the demise of the National Adult Literacy Data Base. Here is a good link:
Click to access factors_that_facilitate_adult_learner_success_nwt.pdf
Alison Sattler said:
You’re very welcome, Kate! Thank you SO much for what you do and for sharing another article with me for further reading. Your site is one of my favorites and I’m so glad to have discovered it. I will be gleaning information from it this week for my own educational purposes. Thanks, again, for helping me be a better teacher!
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