Monday, February 17, 2014
Georgia Adult Literacy Advocates
Head to Capitol to Educate Lawmakers on Adult Education
Monday, January 27, 2014
GED TESTING SERVICE AND KET ANNOUNCE FREE TEACHER TRAINING COURSES FOR 2014 GED® TEST
Thursday, January 9, 2014
New National Literacy Directory Connects Adults and Their Families to Education Opportunities
National Center for Families Learning and Dollar General Literacy Foundation partner to provide comprehensive resource
Host a local Engagement Event to involve multiple stakeholders in your community in a conversation about our adult skills systems and how they can be strengthened to effectively reach more adults will low skills. More information & Toolkit
January 28, 2014
Adel, GA— The Cook County Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP) and the Wiregrass Foundation South accepted two donations to be used in an effort to decrease the illiteracy rate in the community by providing scholarships to cover the cost of the GED exam. The donations came from Mary Works with the Freedom Worship Church of Lenox and Jerry Connell from the Adel-Cook County Chamber.
The Cook County CLCP is raising funds to help adults, who may not have obtained a high school diploma, improve their education by obtaining a GED®. The campaign called “The Literacy Challenge” has two very important parts; “The Business Literacy Challenge” and “The Gospel Literacy Challenge.” Businesses and churches are being asked to donate to help at least one student obtain their GED through a donation equal to the exam fees. The total cost of the exams is $160.
The purpose of the CLCP is to increase the literacy levels of the citizens in our communities, to maintain community awareness of the need for a literate community, and to determine the literacy needs of Cook County. Your donation will help someone get a better education and help prosper the community. If you are interested in helping with this important community campaign, please call Judy Stewart at 229-468-2207 or Holly Green at 229-549-7368.
Time for the United States to Reskill?
The overview and main findings of the Survey of Adult Skills were released on October 8 by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and presented in Issue 171 of OVAE Connection on Oct. 31. This direct assessment, part of the Program of International Assessment of Adult Competencies, (PIAAC), was conducted with nationally representative samples in 23 countries, among adults aged 16 through 65. Based on the survey, OVAE requested OECD to prepare the report, Time for the United States to Reskill? What the Survey of Adult Skills Says. This report analyzes data from the survey and details the status of American adult competencies within our economic, demographic, and social structures and makes policy recommendations to boost adult skill levels.
Time for the United States to Reskill? will be released today, Nov. 12, in a special event hosted by the Center for American Progress in partnership with the OECD. Andreas Schleicher of the OECD’s Directorate on Education and Skills will present the report’s findings followed by a response by the Department and a panel discussion among thought leaders to examine the report's themes and policy implications and recommendations. Assistant Secretary for Adult and Vocational Education Brenda Dann-Messier will speak about the national engagement effort the Department is launching to increase our capacity to improve the foundation skills of adults. She will also introduce a series of upcoming meetings that will be held across the country to aid in this effort and ask for the feedback and involvement from all interested stakeholders. The live-streamed discussion can be accessed here. Read more...
OECD Skills Outlook 2013
This first OECD Skills Outlook presents the initial results of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), which evaluates the skills of adults in 24 countries. It provides insights into the availability of some of the key skills and how they are used at work and at home. A major component is the direct assessment of key information-processing skills: literacy, numeracy and problem solving in the context of technology-rich environments.