The Secretary shall establish and carry out a program of national leadership activities to enhance the quality and outcomes of adult education and literacy activities and programs nationwide. The national leadership activities described in subsection a shall include technical assistance, including. The national leadership activities described in subsection a may include the following:.
Department of Education. OCTAE uses these funds to provide technical assistance and professional development to programs and contribute to research and evaluations of adult education programs and activities. This page categorizes and links to resources from current and recent OCTAE-led activities and provides links to fact sheets that capture resources by topic.
Adult educationdistinct from child educationis a practice in which adults engage in systematic and sustained self-educating activities in order to gain new forms of knowledge, skills, attitudes, or values. In particular, adult education reflects a specific philosophy about learning and teaching based on the assumption that adults can and want to learn, that they are able and willing to take responsibility for that learning, and that the learning itself should respond to their needs. Driven by what one needs or wants to learn, the available opportunities, and the manner in which one learns, adult learning is affected by demographics, globalization and technology.
The Outstanding Adult Learner of the Year Award is provided to a student who has demonstrated leadership within the formal or non-traditional learning environments. This award is given to a student who has overcome difficult circumstances to pursue adult learning, who has supported other adult learners, and who has managed significant adult responsibilities such as those related to employment, family or community. Easley Awardis provided to a practitioner with five or more years of adult education teaching experience that participates in school and community activities.
It can be overwhelming to figure out which professional organizations are the right ones to join when you're ready to get more involved in adult and continuing education, so we put together a list of the top national associations. Some are for individual members, some for institutions, and some, like ACE, are designed for presidents. Likewise, some are involved in high-level national policy making, and others, like ACHE, are more about professional networking.
The following blog post breaks down President Trump's fiscal year budget request. It is broken down by the topic areas that New America prioritizes in the education space, from infant to adult. We provide the questions we still have as we await more information from the Administration about the proposal.
The budget also proposes large cuts to adult basic education programs and elimination of many WIOA national programs. Level funding for workforce programs may look like a win in that context. But many of these programs have been drastically underfunded for decades.
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. This chapter discusses these challenges and their implications for alternatives identified by workshop presenters. One very critical stage in the development of performance assessments is defining the domain of knowledge, skills, and abilities that students will be expected to demonstrate.
As we noted then, after the overwhelming bipartisan support for the passage of WIOA last yearit was disappointing to see adult education funded at levels below those authorized by that legislation. Appropriations subcommittees have been asked to complete their work on funding levels of their respective bill by Friday, November 20th. If your U.
Actual educational services are typically provided by local entities. The authorization of appropriations under WIA lapsed after FY, though the program continued to be funded through the appropriations process. State agencies may use a portion of federal funds for statewide activities, but the bulk of their grants must be subgranted to local providers.