Cheryl Keenan COABE 050505

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Published on August 9, 2007

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Slide1:  New Expectations for a New Century: The Adult Education Imperative Cheryl Keenan, Director Division of Adult Education and Literacy Office of Vocational and Adult Education United States Department of Education Slide2:  Skill Level Changes Unskilled 60% Skilled 20% Professional 20% Skilled 65% Unskilled 15% Professional 20% 1950 1997 National Summit on 21st Century Skills for 21st Century Jobs Fastest Growing Jobs Require Some Education Beyond High School:  Fastest Growing Jobs Require Some Education Beyond High School High Learning = High Earning:  High Learning = High Earning S A L A R Y Percentage of population with a postsecondary credential :  Percentage of population with a postsecondary credential 55-64 45-54 35-44 25-34 Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2003 Losing Our Edge? Slide6:  Students Enrolled in Postsecondary (in thousands) Losing Our Edge? UNESCO, 2003 Losing Our Edge?:  NAEP 2002 Math Assessment 12th Graders Scoring 'Below Basic' 35 percent of all students 56 percent of Hispanic students 69 percent of African-American students 60 percent of low-income students Losing Our Edge? Slide8:  College remediation rates Entering freshmen, 2000 Source: NCES, Remedial Education at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions in Fall 2000, Slide9:  21-23 percent (40 to 43 million) of the 191 million American adults at Level 1- lowest level of prose, document, and quantitative proficiencies. 25-28 percent (about 50 million) at Level 2. (source: National Adult Literacy Survey, 1992) The latest survey, the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy, will provide the first assessment of adult literacy since 1992. Literacy skills of American adults NALS Levels:  NALS Levels Level 1. Able to perform simple, routine tasks involving brief and uncomplicated texts and documents. Level 2. Able to locate information in text, to make low-level inferences using printed materials, and to integrate easily identifiable pieces of information. Levels 3-5. Able to integrate information from relatively long or dense text or long and complex documents. Adult Education Target Population: 2000 Census Data:  Adult Education Target Population: 2000 Census Data 51 million (23%) adults have not completed high school 31% of those have 8 or fewer years of education 31% of those do not speak English as their first language US Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary FileWho is the target population?:  US Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File Who is the target population? Target Pop: 2000 Census Data:  Target Pop: 2000 Census Data Racial distribution of target 66% White 15% Black 26% of target is of Hispanic or Latino origin The Costs of Low Literacy :  The Costs of Low Literacy Adult without high school diploma earns 42% less than an adult with a high school diploma. Limited literacy skills cost business and taxpayers $20 billion in lost wages, profits and productivity annually. The Costs of Low Literacy :  The Costs of Low Literacy 50% of the chronically unemployed are not functionally literate. 41-44% of adults who scored in Level 1 on the National Adult Literacy Survey (1992) were in poverty (federal guidelines), compared with 4 -6% of adults who scored in the highest level. Workers/Workplace Literacy:  Workers/Workplace Literacy The Conference Board (1999) Workers/Workplace Literacy:  Workers/Workplace Literacy The Conference Board (1999) Workers/Workplace Literacy:  Workers/Workplace Literacy The Conference Board (1999) Large numbers of adults are engaged in education and training… :  Large numbers of adults are engaged in education and training… Source: National Council for Education and Training (2004) Why Invest in Adult Education:  Why Invest in Adult Education In summary . . . . . What is the need for adult education?:  What is the need for adult education? Educating the workforce to compete in a global economy. Helping adults to positively influence their families’ lives. Encouraging adults to become engaged in their community. Preparing for a rapidly changing economy… :  Preparing for a rapidly changing economy… By 2006, 2/3 of all jobs will require education and skills beyond high school diploma. Job growth at lower skill levels are insufficient to support a family. ‘New Economy’ requires flexibility of workers and adaptation to change. Growing need for adult literacy and skills remediation Strong link between literacy and earnings. Preparing for a rapidly changing economy…:  Preparing for a rapidly changing economy… A lack of formal schooling and solid base of literacy skills place adults at a considerably higher risk of poverty and economic dependency today in the U.S. and other high-income countries around the world. The US appears to be living off past higher education investments and will inevitably lose ground in the coming decade. Adult Learners as family members…can impact their children’s lives::  Adult Learners as family members…can impact their children’s lives: Percentage of parents who reported attending a school event in 1999: 39.2% - less than a high school education, 59.0% - high school diploma/GED, 67.2% - some college/vocational/technical education, 76.2%- bachelor's degree, and 79.0% - graduate/professional school education. Source: National Household Educational Survey (1999) Adult Learners as family members…can impact their children’s lives::  Adult Learners as family members…can impact their children’s lives: Parents who reported acting as a volunteer or serving on a committee in 1999: 13.5% - less than a high school education, 26.7% - high school diploma/GED, 38.1% - some college/vocational/technical education, 50.4% - bachelor's degree, and 54.6% - graduate/professional school education.   Source: National Household Educational Survey (1999) Civic Responsibility:  Civic Responsibility Since democracy is the context and the condition for everything else that is valued—work, family life, religion, politics, recreation, and leisure—preserving its vitality and integrity must be a central objective of adult education. (Boggs 1991b, p. 54). Slide27:  New Expectations for Adult Education in a New Century: The Role of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education A shared vision for Adult Basic and Literacy Education:  A shared vision for Adult Basic and Literacy Education Adults will have opportunities to improve their basic and literacy skills in high-quality, research-based programs that will equip them to succeed in the next step of their education and employment. Improving Learner Outcomes:  Improving Learner Outcomes Focus on what works Advance content standards and assessment Improve program quality and accountability Expand options for adult education services Focus on What Works:  Focus on What Works Investments in research Reading Partnership ESL Study ESL Assessment Design Study Translating research to practice Project STAR – STudent Achievement in Reading More on Research:  More on Research Keeping the public eye on literacy NAAL Survey ALL Survey AEP Survey Monograph production Advancing Standards:  Advancing Standards Increase focus on reading, writing, numeracy, and English proficiency Guide development of curriculum and instruction and aligned assessment Improve program quality Advancing Standards:  Advancing Standards 15 states forming two consortia Development of standards warehouse Goal: Move states forward in their efforts to use standards to improve the quality of services Improving Accountability:  Improving Accountability National Reporting System Data Quality Standards Using data for program improvement Increased focus on local program evaluation Linking funding to performance Setting Standards:  Setting Standards Center for Adult English Language Acquisition Practitioner Toolkit: Working with Adult English Language Learners Expanding Access:  Expanding Access The Role of Technology Distance Learning and Project IDEAL Extending learning beyond the classroom New applications for classroom learning Expanding Options: Partnering:  Expanding Options: Partnering Employer partnerships for workplace: investments in workplace education Adult Education Coordination Project Partnering with One-Stops Expanding Options: Partnering:  Expanding Options: Partnering White House Task Force report on disadvantaged youth Interagency collaborative to help states utilize resources and mobilize for action Federal-state support team Slide39:  Education : Our Competitive Edge 'Productivity in the United States has increased generation after generation, creating ever-rising standards of living…Our knowledge-based skills in a business environment, supported by a rule of law, have enabled our workforce to create ever-greater value added--irrespective of what goods and services we have chosen to produce at home and what and how much we have chosen to import. ' -- Alan Greenspan (2004)

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