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Learner Persistence

Adult learner persistence is one of the greatest challenges for adult education programs. Unlike children, adults must make an active decision to participate in adult education. Each day of class they must renew that decision in light of many other competing priorities and barriers. In order to realistically meet their goals, most adults who seek adult education require a few hundred hours of instruction, whether it is to obtain a high school credential, learn to speak, read, and write English fluently, and/or to access postsecondary education or training. Persistence underpins academic progress that ultimately results in positive outcomes and an improved quality of life for adult learners.

In the United States, World Education builds the capacity of adult education programs to improve adult learner persistence and outcomes. This enables adults learners to meet their educational, family, career, and personal goals. We do so through online courses, publications, websites, professional development, and customized technical assistance.
 

Featured Projects

View details: Out-of-School Migrant Youth Education

Out-of-School Migrant Youth Education

This pilot implementation of the mentoring programs is a subset of the Graduation and Outcomes for Success for Out-of-School Youth's (GOSOSY) Consortium’s 17 member states, using the mentoring model framework and resources from the Mentoring Toolkit.

View details: Managing Stress to Improve Learning

Managing Stress to Improve Learning

Managing Stress to Improve Learning trains adult educators on how to mitigate the effects of stress and trauma on learning using strategies from expressive art therapy.

View details: New England Learner Persistence Project

New England Learner Persistence Project

The New England Learner Persistence Project improved adult learner persistence and outcomes so adult learners could meet their educational and related life goals.

 

Featured Resources

 

Features

View details: Promising Practices for Adult Student Persistence

Promising Practices for Adult Student Persistence

Investigating the impact of context-specific interventions to improve student persistence.

View details: Marco, Terry, and Taywana Teach Us about Resilience

Marco, Terry, and Taywana Teach Us about Resilience

Resilience is something that we all innately possess, but there are ways adult educators can encourage its development.

View details: Engaging Adult Learners with Innovative Strategies

Engaging Adult Learners with Innovative Strategies

The stress of juggling work and family, compounded with anxieties about math and reading, can be crippling for even the most motivated adult learner.