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Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Tweets



The ABC’s of Investing in Adult Education–In 140 Characters or Less!

With thanks to Tom Sticht, COABE is publishing tweets Mr. Sticht has prepared using his well-known ABC’s of Investing in Adult Education. Tweet one-per-day starting September 1st-26th to help raise awareness of adult literacy. 

 

A

  • An investment in #AdultEdu produces "double duty dollars" & improves skills for work, home & community. #COABE #AEFLWeek  (122 characters)

B

  • Better educated parents tend to produce better educated children. #COABE #AEFLWeek #FamLit  (92 characters)

C

  • Child & #AdultEdu form "multiple life cycles" of education as parents transfer language & literacy to children. #COABE #AEFLWeek  (130 characters)

D

  • Develop integrated basic skills & work skills programs for cost-effective paths to higher paying jobs for adults. #COABE #AEFLWeek #wkdev  (139 characters)

E

  • Educating adult learners improves self-esteem & cost-effectively provides mental health outcomes along with literacy. #COABE #AEFLWeek  (136 characters)

F

  • Federal funds for #AdultEdu < $365/student; funds for Head Start > $7K /student. This is unfair and unjust. #COABE #AEFLWeek  (126 characters)

G

  • Globalization means America's adults must compete globally; adult workplace literacy programs help workers compete #COABE #AEFLWeek #wkdev  (140 characters)

H

  • #HealthLit programs can increase adults' understanding of medical problems & contribute to medical cost-savings. #COABE #AEFLWeek  (131 characters)

I

  • Intergenerational transfer to children of motivation for learning occurs when parents engage in #literacy programs. #COABE #AEFLWeek  (134 characters)

J

  • Just-in-time basic skills education in workplaces has helped adults keep jobs from being lost to foreign competition. #COABE #AEFLWeek  (136 characters)

K

  • Knowledge is as important as skill development & grows fast in adult functional context literacy programs. #COABE #AEFLWeek  (125 characters)

L

  • Literacy education in adulthood is an important contributor to success in pre-school programs in childhood. #COABE #AEFLWeek #FamLit  (134 characters)

M

  • Military chaplains at Valley Forge, Pa. taught the ABC's to illiterate soldiers in the War for Independence, 1777. #COABE #AEFLWeek  (133 characters)

N

  • Navy R&D found that each $1 invested in basic skills training returned $14-$22 in recruitment & training savings. #COABE #AEFLWeek  (132 characters)

O

  • Organizational improvements in recruitment & job productivity have resulted from workplace literacy programs. #COABE #AEFLWeek #wkdev  (135 characters)

P

  • Promoting the #AdultEdu & Literacy System (AELS) of the U.S. should be a major activity for business & industry. #COABE #AEFLWeek  (131 characters)

Q

  • Quantitative & qualitative data show that adult literacy education has led to the growth of democracy in our nation. #COABE #AEFLWeek  (135 characters)

R

  • Renewed commitment to adult literacy education by policymakers will return benefits to children & the #workforce. #COABE #AEFLWeek  (132 characters)

S

  • Social inclusion w/increased social justice requires that investments in adult literacy education be increased. #COABE #AEFLWeek #AdultEdu  (140 characters)

T

  • Training programs w/functional context designs can help adults move quickly from poverty into well-paying jobs. #COABE #AEFLWeek #wkdev  (137 characters)

U

  • Under-educated adults are presently under-served by a grossly under-funded & marginalized #AdultEdu system. #COABE #AEFLWeek  (126 characters)

V

  • Volunteers serving adult literacy needs ought to be reinforced by even greater numbers of FT, paid teachers. #COABE #AEFLWeek #AdultEdu  (137 characters)

W

  • Women's literacy education is of special importance in producing more secondary school & college graduates. #COABE #AEFLWeek #AdultEdu  (136 characters)

X

  • Xenophobia-fear/hatred of strangers/foreigners-is fought every day in the Adult Literacy & Education System of U.S. #COABE #AEFLWeek  (134 characters)

Y

  • Young adults can receive literacy education & improve their own life chances & those of children they may have. #COABE #AEFLWeek #AdultEdu  (140 characters)

Z

  • Zest & zeal for life & a greater chance for success in pursuing happiness are intangibles resulting from #AdultEdu. #COABE #AEFLWeek  (134 characters)