Adult Learning

Adult learners include those with little education who want to improve their literacy skills to help them transition to college, immigrants who want to learn English, students who have dropped out of school and want to get their secondary credential or take the high school equivalency tests, and adults seeking to improve their employment skills.

Our Work

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Adult Education Research and Technical Assistance Center (AERTAC)

AERTAC conducts research and provides technical assistance to states and local programs to improve the adult education system by promoting teacher quality through better professional development, strengthening accountability, and increasing the use of technology in instruction.

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AIR's projects help improve adult learners’ basic skills and English language ability to enable them to obtain secondary and postsecondary credentials, succeed in postsecondary education, and become more employable.

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Institute Fellow and Managing Researcher
AIR Expert Mariann Fedele-McLeod
Managing TA Consultant
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Managing Researcher