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Thursday Notes for February 28, 2002


A Factsheet from the Division of Adult Education and Literacy
Office of Vocational and Adult Education

Edited by Sarah Newcomb

 

Young U.S. Workers' Literacy Trails Foreign Counterparts' A shortfall in basic literacy skills--especially among America's younger workers--is likely to intensify as the U.S. economy picks up again, says a new study by the Educational Testing Service. The U.S. also has the largest skills gap between highly and poorly educated adults among 17 industrialized countries surveyed, the study finds. The research is based on data from the 2000 International Adult Literacy Survey. The study suggests the US may fall even farther behind as young workers replace older and better-prepared workers. That is, unless adult education and training can turn the trend around. See the study at the Educational Testing Service website or the Business Week website (February 25th issue).
   
DAEL Director Sought
by OVAE
OVAE has posted the Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) Director's job. Postmark deadline for applying is March 8. Duties of the job include, but are not limited to: interpreting national trends in the economy, workforce and education as they pertain to adult learning; translating research into practice; developing strategies for improving education opportunities for millions of adults with low literacy; and managing a professional staff of 30 employees. Salary ranges from $92,060 to $119,682. Check the URL above for instructions on how to apply.
   
Nevada Certifies Adult Education Teacher Competencies Nevada recently announced a new adult education teacher certification system based on demonstrated competence-including performance in the classroom or tutoring environment. The Adult Basic Educator's Certificate of Performance is based on teachers' achieving outcomes that support the Nevada State Plan for adult education and/or individual federally funded program objectives. Participation is voluntary. During the previous two years or within the past ten classes, teachers must achieve 40% student retention and meet one of the following outcomes: CASAS gains; GED completions; or program grant objectives. The first 100 successful applicants receive a one-time award of $100 through June 30, 2004. Check out their website for full information.
   
Shop Talk March 7 State Directors: hear more about our May National Meeting at our regular Shop Talk sessions March 7. Outlying areas: be ready for your pilot video version of Shop Talk March 20 featuring new materials from PBS!

 

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