NLA Question: TANF Discussion
Samuel J. Perryman
sper at loc.gov
Tue Aug 31 06:42:06 EDT 1999
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I recognize that this discussion is about certification of adult ed
instructors. I respect that.
I am interested to know whether or not anyone knows of an online
discussion of adult educators or otherwise who talk about instructing,
motivating and *retaining* welfare recipients, many of who are receiving
Thanks for your patience.
On Sat, 28 Aug 1999 BJTeach at aol.com wrote:
> I agree with Joye Norris about certification. I came to certification late
> in my working life. I came from a business background and received my
> certification 15 years after undergrad work. I found that in teaching adults
> my business experience has had more of an impact than my experience teaching
> elementary and high school (Which I have done). I am able to understand the
> dilemma adult learners have trying to juggle education, family and a
> full-time job. I am more aware of the skills they need to function in the
> business world and in factories.
> My methods classes did show me where I could find materials to be a better
> teacher, but that could have been accomplished through workshops and teacher
> training classes. Teacher certification is not absolutely necessary for
> adult education. Certification is a great plus, but experience, caring,
> understanding and common sense are the most important.
> Barb Sabaj
> bjteach at aol.com
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