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Internet Sites:

• An Exploratory Case Study of 16-20 Year Old Students in Adult Education Programs (October 2003)
This report explores the youth enrollment trends in Adult Basic Education programs, compares characteristics of younger and older students, and explores issues that arise as adult education serves this growing population. Produced by the Center for Advanced Study in Education.

• Criteria and Guidelines for Quality Continuing Education and Training Programs: The CEU and Other Measurement Units
From the International Association for Continuing Education and Training.

• Office of Vocational & Adult Education – Adult Education & Literacy Programs
The U.S. Department of Education’s adult education and literacy programs provide more than four million adults with the literacy skills they need to obtain good jobs, to play active roles in the education of their children, and to carry out the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

• Participation Trends and Patterns in Adult Education: 1991 to 1999
“This report uses data from the 1991, 1995, and 1999 Adult Education Surveys of the National Household Education Surveys Program to examine participation rates in adult education over time.” Full text available online as a pdf document.

• Adult Basic Education Teacher Toolkit
“This manual is designed as a guide for adult basic education teachers who have just entered the field of adult education as well as experienced teachers looking for additional ideas. For all levels of adult education teachers, this manual is useful for developing curriculum with adults who come to the learning setting with very limited literacy skills.” Published by the Adult Education Professional Development and Curriculum (AEPDC) Consortium.

• Focus on Basics
“Focus on Basics is the quarterly publication of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy. It presents best practices, current research on adult learning and literacy, and how research is used by adult basic education teachers, counselors, program administrators, and policy makers.”

• Returning To School
Information for adults wanting to improve job skills, obtain a GED, or attend college courses.

• Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
OTAN is a California Department of Education, Adult Education Unit funded project designed to provide technical assistance, communication, and information to adult education providers. This site includes information on grant opportunities, curricula resources, lesson plans, software, and reference libraries. To access most resources users must register.

• The Center for Adult Learning and Educational Credentials
Helps adults earn educational credit for the learning acquired through life experience, workplace training, military service, or other education beyond the classroom.

• Learn2.com
Provides original, step-by-step, illustrated tutorials for attaining practical knowledge and skills that can be applied in everyday life. Topics include self-help, house and car fix-its, as well as food and entertaining how-tos.

• PBS Adult Learning Service
Resources for adult learners and educators. Includes information on distance learning, curriculum enrichment, professional development opportunities, and basic workplace skills.

• Big Dog’s Human Resource Development Page
Contains an online step by step manual for designing a training program for adults, primarily in a business setting. Also includes free training materials, including information on Training the Trainer,  mentoring programs, OSHA and safety training and a downloadable DOS program to do planning via CPM, a Critical Path Method.

• Training and Development Resource Center
Resources for T&D and human resources professionals.

Online Communities:

The Adult Education Network (AEDNET) is an international network of individuals interested in adult education.
To subscribe, address an email to: listserv@list.nova.edu
In the message body, type: Subscribe aednet Firstname Lastname
For more information, please visit: http://www.nova.edu/~aed/



• Professional Development Network for Adult Educators
A nationwide network that fosters continuous improvement in adult education services through professional development.
American Institutes for Research
Pelavin Research Center
Tel: (202) 944-5347

• American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)
The mission of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) is to provide leadership for the field of adult and continuing education by expanding opportunities for adult growth and development; unifying adult educators; fostering the development and dissemination of theory, research, information, and best practices; promoting identity and standards for the profession; and advocating relevant public policy and social change initiatives.
4380 Forbes Boulevard
Lanham, MD 20706
Telephone: (301) 918-1913
Fax: (301) 918-1846
Email: aaace10@aol.com

• University Continuing Education Association
One Dupont Circle, Suite 615
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 659-3130
Fax: (202) 785-0374
Email: Postmaster@ucea.edu

• National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Nichols House, Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 495-4843
Email: ncsall@gse.harvard.edu

• American Society for Training and Development
Sections include directory of training suppliers and consultants, hot topics, how to select training and performance resources, directory to academic institutions offering human resource degrees, and links to training and development resources.
1640 King Street, Box 1443
Alexandria, Virginia, 22313-2043
Tel:  703/683-8100
Toll Free:  800/628-2783
Fax: 703/683-8103