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What is Effective in Adult Basic Skills Education?

Hello program management, teaching, professional development, and research colleagues,

You may not be aware that a major study is under way to determine what is effective in adult education.  The "Assessing Evidence of Effectiveness in Adult Education: Design Study" began in 2018 and will continue throughout 2020.  The study team asks for your input (see below) and I would also be interested in what you see as priorities for this research. Please share your ideas here.

David J. Rosen, Moderator

LINCS CoP Program Management group

What Works: Some Prison Education Programs Can Reduce Recidivism


Another study supports the conclusion that some prison education programs are effective, that they reduce recidivism. See a short article about this at and the full report at

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