This policy brief focuses on reorienting institutions of government, business, and higher education to the task of providing education and training to a new kind of student — the adult worker.
This brief highlights the message of "Advancing Learning for Our Diverse Adult Population." [It] argue[s] that the payoff to increasing the proportion of educated workers is potentially huge, both for individuals and the country.... At every level, institutions need to embrace a new flexibility, as they remake a system ... [not designed for] adult workers with rent to pay and children to raise." This brief offers ideas about restructuring institutions to integrated into "a seamless system that guides adult learners from basic education, through high school and college, and into the work world" (p. 5). (Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)