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Future adult educators?

Future adult educators?

I had the good fortune of presenting to Dr. Patty Anders  Family and Community Literacy Class this morning at the University of Arizona.  Students were interested in adult basic literacy and adult education, correctional education, and juvenile education.  I’m optomistic after my 25 year career that perhaps the next instructors, managers, or even Deans are in that group of hopeful students.

I was please to share with them what some of the issue are, what we do at Pima, and a few of my favorite stories.

Below find the link to Matias’ story along with a few other resources that may be useful.


NCL information and link



According to CLASP, “Although federal adult education has traditionally been supplemented by sizeable state-level matching funds, a decline in federal and state funding for adult education has resulted in states serving only fraction of the students—2 million out of 93 million—who could benefit from services”[i] (CLASP, 2012).

See the fourteen minute advocacy story “We are Adult Education” video link https://vimeo.com/9186597

http://www.coabe.org/ Why adult education matters

Matias’ Digital story, along with others, on the support adult education channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/supportadulted