Many of us choose to work in adult education to advance economic and social opportunity through education for adults whose limited foundational skills hold them back. Most of us recognize that foundational skills alone do not guarantee economic success, but they do improve the odds as an essential milestone in people’s education journey. In the … Continue reading What does commitment to equity and anti-racism mean in adult education?
Integrated Education and Training (IET) is the core educational program design in adult career pathways–a research-proven strategy. While IET efforts have been evolving for as long as we have had a federal investment in adult education (e.g., workplace literacy, Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL), contextualized high school equivalency), IET is now well-defined in … Continue reading New Federal Guidance on IET Leaves Us Wanting More
World Education US welcomes Judy Mortrude to our staff as Senior Technical Advisor. Judy has taken over directing the LINCS Professional Development Center and will continue supporting state efforts to scale and sustain integrated education and training and assist states in meeting the state leadership requirements set forth in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) … Continue reading Welcome Judy Mortrude to Our Team!
Single mothers represent 11% of undergraduate students in the U.S. They bring a unique set of strengths as college students and are assets to their schools and communities, despite the challenges they face juggling multiple family, work, and educational obligations. Single mother students have a great deal to offer colleges that invest in them, and … Continue reading No Matter What Obstacle Is Thrown My Way… Celebrating Single Mothers in College
By Hilary Harper-Wilcoxen Marie Kondo, best selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up says, “The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don’t.” Teachers need to know how to teach effectively. Figuring out what to keep in our teaching, and what we can “get … Continue reading Teaching and the Art of Tidying
Massachusetts Pathways to Economic Advancement is the first Pay for Success project to focus exclusively on adult education and workforce development for low-skilled adults. This innovative program model is being implemented by Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) at five program sites in Greater Boston. Pay for Success program models are unique because private investors provide up-front … Continue reading The Massachusetts Pathways to Economic Advancement Pay for Success Project
The concept of professional learning intrigues me. As I’ve been reading the research and evidence base for its use in education, what I’ve come to realize is that it’s been a rewarding part of my career although it’s new to adult education. As I’ve reflected on what impacted my growth as an adult educator and … Continue reading My Professional Learning Journey
By Hilary Harper-Wilcoxen Hilary Harper-Wilcoxen is the Founder of Bear Pond Learning, a nonprofit in Bridgton, ME. This blog was inspired by the workshop Hilary presented at this year’s National College Transition Network Conference in Cambridge, MA from November 12-14, “Professor-Proofing our Teaching”. Professors are smart. They have to be. After all, they are the expert … Continue reading Teaching Expertise Worth Striving For
Dr. Paul Osterman, the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Professor of Human Resources and Management at M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, is the featured keynote speaker for the upcoming NCTN conference. Dr. Osterman will address the conference’s theme, Advancing College and Career Readiness: Preparing Adult Learners for the Future of Work. In his recent book, Who … Continue reading Hear Dr. Paul Osterman’s Keynote at NCTN Conference, Nov 12-14