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Adult Education

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Presentation to Paper on Adult Education: Shaping the 21st Century Workforce

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  • great job flynn! Very informative and well done.

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  • Money brother; you did very well; I appreciate your insight on mine as well. Yeah, I guess I could have done a few things diff
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  • Great JOB Flynn!! I can tell you did alot of researching with all those stats....and I really like the PPT background;)
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  • very well done flynn! lots of information and great research! its always fun to see what everyone says about adult learning now that we are all involved in it! great presentation
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  • Good job Flynn. I can tell you took a lot of pride in putting this together and spent a ton of time on it. - Jack
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Adult Education

  1. 1. A. Flynn McCutchen, Jr. April 27, 2009 HRD-880, Dr. S. Bronack Clemson University
  2. 2.  About the presenter:  Earned my BS 19 years after HS graduation  Completed over 60 hours of undergraduate education via distance learning  Have completed over 20 years of honorable service in the U.S. military  This topic hits home. The reason I did what I did over 20 years ago.  I hope that it provides you with the desire to learn more about what goes on and possibly a career.
  3. 3.  Define Adult Education.  Identify the Education Level required by the 21st Century workforce.  Determine the feasibility of Adult Education as a growing field.
  4. 4.  Wordnet defines Adult Education as a course, via lectures or correspondence, for adults who are not otherwise engaged in formal study.  Wikipedia defines Adult Education as the practice of teaching and educating adults. This often happens in the workplace, through 'extension' or ‘continuing education' courses at secondary schools, at a college or university.  Merriam-Webster’s defines Adult Education as “Continuing Education.”
  5. 5. The learning experience of a person beyond Secondary Education requirements. This experience may include vocational, basic- skills (including literacy), apprenticeships, Diploma and Certificate programs, Distance Learning, Independent Learning, etc.
  6. 6.  Communication Skills, Decision-making Skills, Interpersonal Skills, and Life-long Learning Skills  40% of all US citizens participated in some sort of work related formal education in the 12 month period  58% also participated in some sort of informal education.  The central position is that the possession of expertise is necessary to guarantee employability throughout the career. Beatrice van der Heijden (2002) Pre-requisites to Guarantee Life-long Employability
  7. 7.  Between 2006 and 2016, the following job increases are expected to occur:  Professional Degree – 14% increase  Master’s Degree – 18.9% increase  Bachelor’s Degree – 16.5% increase  Vocational Certificate – 13.6% increase  On-the –Job Training – average of 7% increase Where do you want to be? *Bureau of Labor and Statistics Employment and Job openings.
  8. 8.  The labor market of the 21st Century will demand educated workers who can create and apply sophisticated new technologies. Such workers will be rewarded handsomely. Who is going to train this workforce?
  9. 9. With the use of Distance Learning, Computer Based Training, etc. Numerous supporting positions are available as well as in-class instructors. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics 2008-2009 Outlook Handbook expects Teacher job opportunities are expected to grow by 23% between now and 2016 (The FASTEST growing occupation)
  10. 10.  ADULT EDUCATION is The learning experience of a person beyond Secondary Education requirements. This experience may include vocational, basic-skills (including literacy), apprenticeships, Diploma and Certificate programs, Distance Learning, Independent Learning, etc.  You need to continue your Post-Secondary education if you wish to get the better paying jobs.  Numerous job opportunities are available in Teaching adults with the best outlook of ALL careers.
  11. 11.  Fretwell, David H. & Colombano, Joe E, (2000) Adult Continuing Education: An Integral Part of Lifelong Learning. Emerging Policies and Programs for the 21st Century in Upper and Middle Income Countries. World Bank Discussion Paper. World Bank, Washington, D.C. Human Development Network.  Stein, Sondra (2000) Equipped for the Future Content Standards. What Adults Need to Know and Be Able To Do in the 21st Century. National Institution for Literacy, Washington, D.C.  Judy, Richard W. & D’Amico, Carol, (1997) Workforce 2020: Work and Workers in the 21st Century. Hudson Institute, Indianapolis IN.  Van der Heijden, Beatrice (2002). Pre-requisities to Guarantee Life-long Employability. Personnel Review 31(1) PP 44-61  The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) Occupational Projections and Training Data for 2008-2009 http://www.bls.gov/emp/optd/  The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009 Edition http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos066.htm  Stallings, Jane A. (1995). Ensuring Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century. Educational Researcher, 24(6) PP 4-8.  Neeley, Lynn; Niemi,John A.; and Ehrhard, Barbara J. (1998) Classes going the Distance So People Don’t Have To: Instructional Opportunities for Adult Learners. The Journal Technological Horizons in Education XX(X) PP X-X
  12. 12. Contact: A. Flynn McCutchen, Jr. amccutc@clemson.edu

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