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Basic Skills Webinar: Emerging Instructional Models and Strategies for Adult Basic Learners

Published: May 15, 2015
Tribal TANF, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG)
Grantee Program Information, Technical Assistance
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Low reading, math, and other adult basic skills represent a principal barrier to recruitment and success of healthcare education programs. To address this issue, Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) programs should provide innovative approaches to adult basic skills education so that lower-skilled individuals can enroll in the program and go on to enter and complete post-secondary training.

The HPOG program offered a public webinar showcasing innovative approaches to adult basic skills education on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Meredith Larson and Heidi Silver-Pacuilla from the U.S. Department of Education presented findings from an international assessment of basic skills and discussed promising instructional models for providing adult basic skills education. Julie Strawn from Abt Associates discussed why innovative basic skills strategies are critical to success in healthcare training programs and highlighted key research findings that point toward promising strategies.