Resources for Advocacy

Recently published resource materials to inform advocacy for adult education and adult learners.

Bergson-Shilcock, A. Foundational skills in the service sector: Understanding and addressing the impact of limited math, reading, and technology proficiency on workers and employers. National Skills Coalition, 2017.

Center for Labor Market Studies. Net annual fiscal contributions of U.S. adults aged 16-64 by educational attainment, 2009-2012. New York: Center for Advancement of Adult Literacy, 2014.

Clymer, C., Toso, B. W., Grinder, E., & Sauder, R. P. Changing the course of family literacy. University Park, PA: Goodling Institute for Family Literacy, 2017.

COABE resource pages: Adult Education Is Needed Now and Why It Matters

Cramer, J. From theory to outcomes: NCFL’s two-generation movement for families. National Center for Families Learning, 2016.

Council on Virginia’s Future. The high cost of low educational attainment. Issue Insight No. 2 (2008).

McLendon, L., Jones, D., & Rosin, M. The return on investment from adult education and training. McGraw-Hill Research Foundation, 2011.

Morgan, K., Waite, P., & Diecuch, M. The case for investment in adult basic education. Syracuse, NY: ProLiteracy, 2017.

This paper is based on research conducted by Stephen Reder. See also the series of NIFL briefs by Dr. Reder on the impact of adult basic skills program participation.

National Coalition for Literacy resource page on return on investment.

Noriega, David. Why no literacy programs for 30 million in U.S.? Remapping Debate, Dec. 11, 2013.

Patterson, M. B. ALLIES final year leadership report: Part 4, outstanding leaders. Research Allies for Lifelong Learning, 2017.

Sticht, T. Help adults help their children climb the literacy ladder! COABE, 2014.

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education. An American heritage: Federal adult education, a legislative history, 1964-2013.

World Education. Adult education fact sheet.