Learner Persistence

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How can adult literacy education programs help their adult students persist long enough in their studies to achieve their goal(s)?

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Contents

Frequently Asked Questions about Learner Persistence

PersistenceFAQ

Specific Issues

  • Institutional and School Barriers to Persistence PersistenceTopicInstitutionalBarriers
    • The Impact of Outreach - Persistence starts before enrollment
    • Classroom Level Factors and Interventions
    • Teacher Level Factors and Interventions
    • Addressing the Issue of Student Support

Discussion

Read or add to a discussion on the relationship between Distance Learning and Learner Persistence (Research on learner persistence shows that learners come and go from organized programs. Can we support people to continue their studies through various kinds of distance learning when they can't come to school?)

  • Archived Discussions related to learner persistence from the LPRPConnections Discussion List LPRPArchives

Research Reports

http://www.miracosta.cc.ca.us/Instruction/CommunityEducation/ESL/managedenrollment.htm

  • Time to Leave? Progression and Drop Out in Basic Skills Programmes (UK, 1994)

http://eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2/content_storage_01/0000000b/80/24/20/72.pdf

  • Where Next? Drop Out and Progression from ESOL Provision (UK, 1996)

http://www.basic-skills.co.uk/general/documentdownload.php?p=308

Resources

This site reports on research and provides examples of practices that support persistence.


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