Surviving vs. Thriving: The Need for a Paradigm Shift in Adult Education for Immigrants and Refugees
For the past 50 years, English instruction classes provided via state adult education systems have been the default mechanism to meet immigrants’ English acquisition—and, to a limited extent, integration—needs. However, this federal-state partnership system meets less than 4 percent of adult learner needs nationally and suffers from serious flaws in the nature and design of instruction when viewed through an immigrant integration lens.
Join the report’s authors for a webinar on October 30th marking the release of the new publication. The webinar will feature a discussion among immigration and legal services, adult education, and digital learning experts, who will respond to the brief’s findings and discuss strategies for implementation of this new model that will weave together supports and strengths from a range of intersecting fields.