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Adult Education Trainingfrom: Maxx Family Life
Adult education is basically the education of adults with poor or no skills in basic reading, writing and math. This lack of basic skills do impair these adults to effectively function in the workplace, in the family and in society.
Adult education training focuses on teaching educators how to train other adults who lack basic literacy skills. Teaching adults certainly has many challenges, one of which is that if an adult isn't sufficiently motivated, and if the courses aren't geared to suit the adult student's specific needs and goals, the adult may stop coming to class.
Adult education training also teaches educators how to identify a student's needs and to incorporate their prior experiences into the training curriculum. Adult students require a practical approach to learning, which means they need to be engaged interactively with problem centered course activities. The student's goals must be incorporated into the learning process along with demonstrations of the practical applicability of the lessons.
Adult students have to be involved in the lessons by group discussions and activities, with opportunities for self-appraisal as well as appraisal and evaluation of the instructor.
Adult education training stresses that adult students must be motivated to continue their education for practical, as well as purely academic, reasons including elevation of the student's social and economic status.
With the continued need for adult education and the stress many government entities are placing on adult education, there are surprisingly few courses offered in adult education training. In order to learn effectively, adults need specific teaching skills different from those applied to teaching children. The increased need for adult education teachers and the lack of adult education training courses becomes more than just surprising, it becomes alarming.
There are nearly 30 million functionally illiterate adults in the United States. In 2004 the US Census Bureau reported that there were 6.2 million teachers in the United States. In 2003 there were 75 million people enrolled in schools in the United States with nearly 17 million students enrolled in college. There are no statistics available for adult students enrolled in basic education courses. However, these figures demonstrate a drastic need for additional adult education training courses and for additional educators.
Properly trained adult educators are, certainly going to be more effective educators. Improving adult education training will result in a workforce and population that's better educated and trained. A better educated workforce produces higher quality products and services, eliminating losses for substandard production. A better educated worker is also happier, eliminating loss of production from excessive sick time and high employee turnover. Both the consumer and the worker stand to benefit from more accessible adult education training.
California Gov. Jerry Brown, legislators granted 5.2% raises - Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
California Gov. Jerry Brown, legislators granted 5.2% raises
Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislators were granted 5.2% raises Wednesday by a state panel that said the improving state economy and a flush budget justified restoring some of the salary cut from officials' paychecks in recent years.
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Cage-fight: Rep scrambles to stop California from imposing its egg laws on ... - Fox News
Cage-fight: Rep scrambles to stop California from imposing its egg laws on ...
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California lawmakers split over restoring Public Records Act - San Jose Mercury News
California lawmakers split over restoring Public Records Act
San Jose Mercury News
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Losing U.S. Open Saves Phil Mickelson $400000 In California Taxes - Forbes
Losing U.S. Open Saves Phil Mickelson $400000 In California Taxes
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California in the red by $127.2 billion, state auditors say - Washington Times
California in the red by $127.2 billion, state auditors say
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Southern California Power Declines as Wind Output Tops Forecast - Bloomberg
Southern California Power Declines as Wind Output Tops Forecast
Southern California spot wholesale electricity fell as wind generation increased while transmission bottlenecks limited flows to the north, where prices gained as demand topped estimates. Southern California wind output was 1,867 megawatts during the ...
Darden CEO Fights California Bill That Would Fine Medicaid-Dependent ... - Huffington Post
Darden CEO Fights California Bill That Would Fine Medicaid-Dependent ...
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California prosecutors: Man threw ex-wife off cruise ship in Italy - NBCNews.com (blog)
New York Daily News
California prosecutors: Man threw ex-wife off cruise ship in Italy
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Corkheads: Northern California's best summer wine events - San Jose Mercury News
Corkheads: Northern California's best summer wine events
San Jose Mercury News
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5% raise approved for Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers - Los Angeles Times
5% raise approved for Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers
Los Angeles Times
The California Citizens Compensation Commission also agreed to increase the state's contribution to the health benefits of state elected officials by 10%, restoring half of the amount cut in 2009. The panel's action boosts the salary of Brown from $165 ...