From the tutor to the researcher to the administrator, a site for all concerned. The top navigation bar leads to the main areas of the site. Internal pages have a left side menu. The site is fully searchable and there is a site subject index available. It is dedicated to improving programs that serve adults with limited literacy and English language skills, and those without a high school diploma. Anyone involved in teaching, managing or setting policy in adult literacy education will find useful information at this site including research findings, policy reports, and training and teaching materials.
What is the abbreviation for National Center for Adult Literacy?
Individuals functioning at Level 1 literacy generally cannot attain entry-level jobs with significant career potential. Those functioning at Level 2 have only limited possibilities for advancement. More families in poverty mean more children in poverty. This is tragic enough for those individuals directly affected, but it is also tragic for our city. In a recent Brookings Institution report [indicates hyperlinks], the New Orleans metro scored in the lowest quartile among the largest metros for its gap in in the supply of educated workers relative to demand. Indeed, since , the industrial drivers of our regional economy have shifted from those requiring less education to those requiring more education. To be competitive in the Next Economy, New Orleans will need to place particular emphasis on building the education and skills of its future workforce in a more inclusive way.
Characteristics[ edit ] Educating adults differs from educating children in several ways given that adults have accumulated knowledge and work experience which can add to the learning experience. The science and art of helping adults learn,   the practice of adult education is referred to as andragogy , to distinguish it from the traditional school-based education for children pedagogy. Unlike children, adults are seen as more self-directed, rather than relying on others for help. Adults are mature and therefore have knowledge and have gained life experiences which provide them a foundation of learning.