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Establishing an Evidence-based Adult Education System

This Seminar guide was created by the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL). The guide is part of NCSALL’s effort to help connect research and practice in the field of adult education and family literacy.

This Seminar Guide—Establishing an Evidence-based Adult Education System—is one of many teaching and training tools that NCSALL has developed. It is meant to accompany NCSALL’s Occasional Paper entitled “Establishing an Evidence-based Adult Education System.”

The purpose of the three-hour seminar is to help practitioners, program directors, state staff, and other policymakers read and discuss NCSALL’s proposal (contained in the paper) for creating an evidence-based system for our field and then to understand and judge the relevance of such a system to their work in adult basic education.