Academic journal article Journal of Developmental Education

Florida Department of Education Awards Five Adult Education Grants to TCC

Academic journal article Journal of Developmental Education

Florida Department of Education Awards Five Adult Education Grants to TCC

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Tallahassee, Fla. (October 15, 2008) - Tallahassee Community College received five grant awards totaling $326,619 from the Florida Department of Education to provide adult education and family literacy services in Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla Counties.

"These programs will help over 1,200 adults attain the basic skills they need to be productive workers and citizens," said Dr. William D. Law Jr., TCC President. "We appreciate the Florida Department of Educations strong support for these important programs."

The programs emphasize basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency and problem solving. Adult education programs provide the following types of instruction:

1. Adult Basic Education (ABE) is instruction in basic skills for adults functioning at the lower literacy levels to just below the high school level;

2. Adult Secondary Education (ASE) is instruction for adults whose literacy skills are at approximately the high school level and who are seeking to pass the General Educational Development (GED) tests or obtain an adult high school credential; and

3. English Literacy (EL) is instruction for adults who lack proficiency in English and who seek to improve their literacy and competence in English. English literacy instruction is integrated with civic education. …

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