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Texas Adult Education & Literacy Quarterly

Texas Adult Education & Literacy Quarterly was published by the Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning (TRAIN PD @ TCALL) at Texas A&M University for many years, concluding with the Summer 2017 issue. The Quarterly and its predecessor publication, Literacy Links, have been dedicated to advancing the knowledge in the field by addressing topics of concern to adult education and literacy practitioners, policymakers, and scholars.

Texas Adult Education & Literacy Quarterly Currently on Hiatus
At the advice of state Adult Education and Literacy leadership at Texas Workforce Commission, TCALL’s Texas Adult Education & Literacy Quarterly publication began an extended publication hiatus in September 2017. During the next year or two, TCALL and state leadership will explore alternative means to disseminate valuable written content to busy professionals in the AEL field and their stakeholders throughout Texas. 

LATEST ISSUE
IN THIS VOLUME:

Summer 2017  Volume 21, No. 2

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  Latest Issue

Spring 2017 | Volume 21, No. 1

Texas Adult Education & Literacy Quarterly Included in this volume:

• Make Your Own Mistakes by Zach Lindsey

• Professional Training for Volunteers Reaps Big Rewards by Martha Heimberg

• It's Never Too Late to Change Your Life by Nancy Crawford

...and more!

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Summer 2017 | Volume 21, No. 2

Texas Adult Education & Literacy Quarterly

Included in this volume:

• NSC's Congressional Briefing
Highlights Effective Adult
Education and Upskilling Policies by Amanda Bergson-Shilcock

• Badging in Action: Becoming a Tech Integration Coach in Texas by Leah Peterson

...and more!

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Archives of the Publication


   

2016

     

Spring 2016 | Volume 20, No. 1

Included in this volume:

  • Appreciative Inquiry by Douglas C. Franklin
  • TRAIN PD @TCALL: Pausing to Track our Successes
  • We Know about the PIACC Study. Now What? by Federico Salas-Isnardi

...and more!

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Summer 2016 | Volume 20, No. 2

Includes:

  • TWC Chairman Alcantar Speaks at SXSWedu
  • Collaborative Partnerships or Team Players?
  • Undocumented Students: A Polulation in Academic Limbo

And more!

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Fall 2016 | Volume 20, No. 3

Includes:

  • The New Professional Development Institutes
  • The TRAIN PD @ TCALL Team is Now Complete
  • Redesign of the TCALL Website

And more!

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2015

     

Volume 19, No. 1 | Winter 2015

Includes:

  • Christian Women's Job Corps Changing Lives One Class at a Time
  • Meet the TRAIN PD Specialists
  • Tarrant Literacy Coalition Grand Opening
  • Meaningful Work Supports Students to Achieve Their Goals

And more!

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Volume 19, No. 2 | Spring 2015

Includes:

  • Using Cell-Ed to Support English Language Learning
  • 2015 Regional Workforce and Adult Education Integration Events
  • The Two Most Valuable Skills You Could Learn or Teach
  • New Roots to Employment: A Hybrid Career Readiness Program for Advanced-Degree English Language Learners

And more!

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Volume 19, No. 3 | Summer 2015

Includes:

  • Literacy Texas Receives TWC Grant to Deliver Training with Focus on Volunteers
  • Riding the Next Wave: A Call to Action for AEL
  • Using College Tips and Data Tricks to Boost Program Success
  • Mentoring AEL Student in Transition

And more!

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Volume 19, No. 4 | Fall 2015

Includes:

  • Raising Adult Learners Using the Village Approach
  • 2015 TWC Adult Education and Literacy Incentive Award Winners
  • Houston Center for Literacy Wins National Two-Year Award
  • Doing It All! Successes and Challenges in Teaching Adult Education

And more!

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2014

     

Volume 18, No. 1 | Winter 2014

Includes:

  • Over 800 Adults Earn High School Equivalency in DFW Event Testing
  • The 2014 GED® Program is Here!
  • Taking Your Grant-Funded College Transition Project to Scale
  • Tarrant Literacy Coalition Develops Model for GED® Test Preparation Classes

And more!

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Volume 18, No. 2 | Spring 2014

Includes:

  • The PIACC Report: What' s the Impact on Adult Education and Literacy Programs?
  • TWC Adult Education and Literacy Texas Adult Completion & Skills Initiative
  • Building and Sustaining Ef fective Father Engagement Pathways
  • Three Research-based Strategies Empower Adults for Daily Literacy Tasks

And more!

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Volume 18, No. 3 | Summer 2014

Includes:

  • TCALL Welcomes Dr. Glenda L. Rose and Tracy Hendrix
  • Accommodating Adult ESL Learners in the Virtual Classrooom
  • Researchers Develop Free Library of Texts for Adult Literacy Learners to Read
  • Job-Training Programs Make Remediation Relevant

And more!

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Volume 18, No. 4 | Fall 2014

Includes:

  • TWC Awards More than $60 million for Adult Education and Literacy Programs
  • Two Key Roles in Texas' New Adult Education Literacy Professional Development Model
  • In Search of the Learning that Matters
  • Fostering an Emotional Literacy Environment That Impacts Your Staff and Adult Learners

And more!

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2013

     

Volume 17, No. 1 | Winter 2013

Includes:

  • Not Just a Pretty Picture; Adult Education & Family Literacy Work in Texas
  • Where Great Teaching Begins: Reflections on a Book Study
  • Improving Instruction in Volunteer Literacy Programs
  • C-4 Pilot Initiative Enhancing Employment Outcomes for Adult Learners

And more!

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Volume 17, No. 2 | Spring 2013

Includes:

  • What is TCALL?
  • Professional Learning Communities in Adult Education Programs
  • iPads® - Offering a New Realm of Learning
  • A New Way of Teaching: Flipping Your Classroom

And more!

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Volume 17, No. 3 | Summer 2013

Includes:

  • Adult Education and Literacy at TWC
  • Bridging the Digital Divide: Preparing for the GED® 2014
  • A Walk in the Clouds...A Movie in the ESL Classroom
  • Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners

And more!

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Volume 17, No. 4 | Fall 2013

Includes:

  • 36-year Journey Transforms High School Dropout to College Student
  • A Green Solution at the Adult Reading Center
  • Utilizing Community Resources to Give Hope to the ESL Population
  • Can You Start a Career with Your GED?

And more!

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2012

     

Volume 16, No. 1 | Winter 2012

Includes:

  • Making the Credential Work in the Far West GREAT Region
  • Overcoming the Techno-geebies
  • Making College Real for GED® Preparation Students
  • Reading Fluency: It's Not Just Kid Stuff

And more!

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Volume 16, No. 2 | Spring 2012

Includes:

  • GED® Testing Service Introduces Assessment Guide for Educators
  • Practical Classroom Applications for the Success of Adult Learners
  • Snapshot of TEAL: Strategy-Based Instruction
  • Successful College Transitions with the Alamo Colleges' Career EASE Program

And more!

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Volume 16, No. 3 | Summer 2012

Includes:

  • Helpful Strategies for a U.S. Citizenship Class
  • The Benefits of Program Improvement: Implementation Examples from Brownsville Adult Continuing Education
  • Crossing the Street: ABE Students Transformed
  • Supporting Professional Development through Research at TCALL

And more!

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Volume 16, No. 4 | Fall 2012

Includes:

  • Getting new and emerging literacy programs "in the loop"
  • Language, Local History and Culture Merge in Cemetery Project
  • Language Education vs Language Training
  • Improving Literacy Education

And more!

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2011

     

Volume 15, No. 1 | Winter 2011

Includes:

  • Health Literacy Partnerships: A Literacy Coalition's Story
  • Radio Program Improves Science and Health Literacy Among ESL Speakers
  • Bringing Health Literacy into the ESL Classroom
  • The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy

And more!

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Volume 15, No. 2 | Spring 2011

Includes:

  • Community Building for Persistence and Achievement in the First-Level ESL Classroom
  • Teaching Diverse First-Level Learners with Empathy
  • The Reading Challenge for Beginning-Level English Language Learners
  • Book Review: Understanding Adult Functional Literacy

And more!

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Volume 15, No. 3 | Summer 2011

Includes:

  • Even Start Makes its Mark in Texas
  • HCC's GED Transition to Training Initiative
  • Our Citizen of the Year
  • One Hard Decision for a Better Life

And more!

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Volume 15, No. 4 | Fall 2011

Includes:

  • IDEAS FOR TEACHERS OF ADULTS Pen-Pal Writing
  • Engaging Instructors in the Search for Formative Data
  • The Value of Postsecondary Certificates
  • Providing Incentives to Increase Student Participation

And more!

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2010

     

Volume 14, No. 1 | Winter 2010

Includes:

  • Creating a Culture of Accountability
  • Program Administrators: Are You Doing the Best You Can with the BEST Plus?
  • Assessment and Accountability: Q & A
  • Utilizing Assessment Results for Goal Setting

And more!

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Volume 14, No. 2 | Spring 2010

Includes:

  • Beyond the GED - Transitions to Postsecondary Education & Training
  • Teaching Math to Adults
  • Transitions to Postsecondary Education & Training
  • Journey to GED and Beyond

And more!

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Volume 14, No. 3 | Summer 2010

Includes:

  • Celebration of Reading
  • Getting My GED at Age 58
  • I Wrote in English Today
  • Creating a Storybook in an ESL Class for Parents

And more!

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Volume 14, No. 4 | Fall 2010

Includes:

  • The Distance Learning Initiative
  • Distance Learning Best Practices Initiative: A GREAT Collaboration
  • Adult Computer-Assisted Language Learning
  • Professional Development in the Integration of Technology

And more!

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2009

     

Volume 13, No. 1 | Winter 2009

Includes:

  • Refugees in Abilene: An ESL Challenge
  • Decreasing Enrollment Turbulence Helps Retain Teachers and Students
  • Moving on Up...To Their Strong Side
  • Getting There - Student Engagement and Chickering's Seven Principles for Good Practice

And more!

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Volume 13, No. 2 | Spring 2009

Includes:

  • Professional Wisdom as a Cornerstone of Program Management
  • Experiences of a Teacher-Researcher
  • Evidence-Based Practice: Empirical Evidence Guided by Professional Wisdom
  • The Texas Adult Education Credential

And more!

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Volume 13, No. 3 | Summer 2009

Includes:

  • We Need to Learn English
  • Learning English in Many Ways Leads to Success
  • Building Bookcases and Community Literacy Coalitions
  • The Power of a "Brief Interview"

And more!

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Volume 13, No. 4 | Fall 2009

Includes:

  • TCALL Celebrates 20th Anniversary
  • New Initiatives in Transitioning Adult Learners
  • The First Lady's Family Literacy Initiative for Texas
  • Statewide Math Initiative

And more!

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2008

     

Volume 12, No. 1 | Winter 2008

Includes:

  • To Credential or Not to Credential?
  • Mozart and ESL or One Principle of the Suzuki Music Method Applied to Language Teaching
  • Why I Work With Adults
  • GED Students Need Hope and Confidence, Not Just Skills

And more!

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Volume 12, No. 2 | Spring 2008

Includes:

  • Overcoming Fear of Teaching Industry-Based ESL
  • Adult Technology Training for Individuals with Limited English Proficiency
  • Training Readiness: A Pathway to Sustainable Alignment of Adult Education and Higher Education
  • Lesson Plan: Speak Up and Get That Job!

And more!

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Volume 12, No. 3 | Summer 2008

Includes:

  • From Home School to College with a GED in Three Months
  • English...Why?
  • From Carpenter's Helper to Business Success
  • Three Concepts for My Success Teaching ESL

And more!

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Volume 12, No. 4 | Fall 2008

Includes:

  • Texas Adult Education Credential Project
  • Effective Instruction for All Adults, Including Those with Special Learning Needs
  • Parents Make the Difference: An Update from the Texas Family Literacy Resource Center
  • One Size Does Not Fit All: Choosing the Right PACT Curricula

And more!

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