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Online Discussion on Teacher Effectiveness in Adult Education

Posted on 04/27/2012


The national Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) (www) will host a two-part discussion of Teacher Effectiveness in Adult Education (www), on the Professional Development Discussion List (www). Part one of the discussion will occur on May 9-11, 2012, facilitated by Jackie Taylor, list moderator and Technology Coordinator at the National Coalition for Literacy. Part two will be on May 14-18, 2012 and will be facilitated Mariann Fedele-McLeod, Principal Researcher at the American Institute for Research, and formerly Director of CALPRO.

Part one of the discussion will address the following questions:

  • What makes effective teaching in adult education?
  • How do we define "effective" teaching of adults?
  • What knowledge and skills do instructors need in order to improve student learning?
  • How do we promote teacher effectiveness?
  • Questions and discussion from the field

Part two will introduce the Promoting Teacher Effectiveness in Adult Education Project, and will include giving input from the field on Draft Adult Education Model Competencies. This list of competencies is being developed for national dissemination and use by states in supporting the effectiveness of adult education instructors.

For more information, background materials and a schedule of the discussion, go to Teacher Effectiveness in Adult Education.  To subscribe, go to Professional Development Discussion List.