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The COABE Journal is a theme-oriented and practitioner-focused journal that is published semi-annually. The COABEJournal seeks contributions from Adult Education practitioners to share best practices, research, innovations, reflections, and reviews for the Spring 2022 edition, focusing on Learning Differences. 
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View previous issues on trending topics such as racial equity and workforce literacy. The Workforce Part 2 edition was recently released. Visit the COABE Journal page to view different purchase options. For past editions of the COABE Journal, visit the journal archive page for more info.
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Deadline May 16, 2021 The COABE Journal seeks contributions from Adult Education practitioners to share best practices, research, innovations, reflections, and reviews for the Fall 2021 edition focusing on the theme of Technology & Digital Literacy for Adult Educators and Students. Digital Literacy is defined as the skills associated with using technology to enable users to find, evaluate, organize,...
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Timothy W. Lawrence, Executive Director Emeritus, SkillsUSA, worked in the manufacturing industry and graduated Magna Cum Laude from James Madison University. Mr. Lawrence became an industrial education teacher in 1978 and was National Teacher of the Year in 1983. In 1987, he joined the Virginia Department of Education. In 1996 Lawrence became SkillsUSA Partnerships Director...
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Cathleen Cody, EdD, has been an adult educator for 22 years. She started working part-time at Middletown Adult Education shortly after her first daughter was born and has never left. She teaches English full-time in the Credit Diploma Program. Dr. Cody lives in Connecticut with her husband and a revolving door of college-aged daughters who move...
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Paul J. Jurmo, EdD, is an experienced educator focusing on basic skills for development in the U.S. and developing countries. He has played multiple roles (researcher, evaluator, administrator, curriculum and professional developer, and advocate) while developing systems that integrate basic education with workforce and community development, health, environmental sustainability, prisoner reentry, and other forms of...
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Anson Green is an adult education, workforce, and community college trailblazer. His passion is deploying innovative services for low-skilled Texans to meet their life ambitions. He loves challenging legacy perspectives and developing pioneering solutions. Mr. Green led the transformation of the over $80 million Texas adult education program into a workforce solution for dropouts and immigrants...
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Hidden Treasures: Two Decades ofWorkplace Basic Skills Efforts in the United States Paul J. Jurmo, EdD Paul J. Jurmo, EdD, is an experienced educator focusing on basic skills for development in the U.S. and developing countries. He has played multiple roles (researcher, evaluator, administrator, curriculum and professional developer, and advocate) while developing systems that integrate...
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Employer-Led Efforts to Close the Skills GapVia Untapped Talent Pipelines Jaimie M. Francis Jaimie M. Francis is the Executive Director of Programs and Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce (CEW). Ms. Francis develops and oversees CEW’s programs for postsecondary education and workforce development. She manages its Talent Pipeline...
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Workforce Education at the10,000-Feet and One-Foot Levels Timothy W. Lawrence Timothy W. Lawrence, Executive Director Emeritus, SkillsUSA, worked in the manufacturing industry and graduated Magna Cum Laude from James Madison University. Mr. Lawrence became an industrial education teacher in 1978 and was National Teacher of the Year in 1983. In 1987, he joined the Virginia...
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