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Lifelong Learning Programs

  1. Lifelong Learning Program AET/508 - Dr. Linda Justus TEAM A Aisha Castro Shamberi Horton Karen Rucker Tina Webb
  2. Four Organizations Dedicated to Lifelong Learning The Coalition of Lifelong Learning Organizations American Association of Adult and Continuing Education National Institute of Adult Continuing Education Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
  3. The Coalition of Lifelong Learning Organization Philosophy and approach to lifelong learning •COLLO was started decades ago as a coalition of organizations working for the advancement of adults and lifelong learning. They have bought together leaders of organizations to advance knowledge, find common ground, and take collective action to benefit adult learners in areas like access, cost, and removal of barriers to participate in education at all levels. •COLLO has achieved their lifelong learning goals through awareness building, advocacy, input on and support of legislation at the state and national levels and in collective action where consensus can be achieved.
  4. COLLO Programs Offered •Exchanging information among member organizations •Building cooperation and collaborative action among member organizations •Developing, Maintaining, and improving lifelong learning, adult and continuing education throughout the United states and internationally •Reviewing new adult and continuing education programs, national policy, and new and innovate examples of the use of technology •Promoting the best practices of adult, continuing education and lifelong learning Specific Needs Addressed •With the growing importance of adult and continuing education to the United States, COLLO provides a forum for the exchange of information among member organizations. •Coalition members review new adult and continuing education programs, national policy, and innovative examples of the use of technology. •COLLO plays an active role in promoting the best practices of adult, continuing education, and lifelong learning. Population served •Currently, 18 organizations are active members of COLLO.
  5. American Association of Adult and Continuing Education Philosophy and Approach to Lifelong Learning • Provide leadership in adult & continuing education • Unifying adult educators • Fostering the development & dissemination of theory, research, information, and best practices • Promoting identity & standards for the profession • Advocate relevant public policy & social change initiatives. • Belief in helping adults • Promote Knowledge, skills, & values • Lead to productive & satisfying lives • Past emphasis on young learners • Contribute to human fulfillment & social change. Population Served • Adult Educators
  6. AAACE Specific Needs • Promote productive, positive social change • Provide educators’ development in leadership, policy, & initiatives • Collaboration on an international level • Embraces development of educations skills Programs Offered • Partners with several state organizations • Holds pre- & co-conferences • Offers two sub-groups: Commissions & SIGs 1.Commissions facilitate research, policy, & initiatives 2.2. SIGs represent levels of involvement in adult education issues • Special SIG dedicated to service members, veterans, & military spouses
  7. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education Philosophy and Approach to Lifelong Learning •(NIACE) is the national voice for lifelong learning. The organization formed in 1921 then known as the British Institute for Adult Education. This organization promotes learning benefits individuals, families, communities, employers, the economy and society as a whole. The NIACE also believes in social and economic equality for all lifelong learners. Programs Offered • The NIACE nurtures the personal, social and economic benefits for lifelong learning. • The organization strides to improve peoples’ adult learning and skills system, promotes lifelong learning Adults who participate in lifelong learning tends be healthier, happier and better job opportunities. This organization also promote lifelong learning should empowers older adults to take control of their lives and become more self-sufficient individuals.
  8. NIACE Specific Needs • Life Skills – such as, literacy, numeracy, financial capability, ESOL, other related matters • Learning in and for the Workplace –having access to range in various job advancements. Creating a platform in which all adults can learn in various stages of their lives. • Learning in Families and Communities – family learning develops the skills of adults and children and builds strong foundation for the family. This in turn helps the community as a whole. Lifelong learning in communities also helps develops confidence and self- belief to help empower individuals from under- served populations to take control of their lives and realize their full potential. Population Served •The NIACE promotes and campaigns for the individuals, social, and economic benefits from lifelong learning, and continue to fight for all adults to be given opportunities throughout their lives and to participate in and benefit from learning.
  9. Council for Adult and Experiential Learning Philosophy and approach to lifelong learning • CAEL is addressing this issue through its Adult Learning Focused Institution (ALFI) Initiative, the goal of which is to help colleges and universities improve learning opportunities for working adults and the employers who support their education. At the center of this initiative is a framework CAEL created to assist colleges and universities in meeting the unique needs of their adult students. This framework, entitled CAEL’s Principles of Effectiveness for Serving Adult Learners, describes policies and practices institutions of higher education can adopt to make educational opportunities more accessible and remove obstacles from the path to degree completion. Programs offered •They offer online education programs and are both contextualized and credit bearing. Their members represent more than two-thirds of the energy industry. •This is a fantastic organization. They understand that people want to be the drivers of their own careers. People want to follow their aspirations not just do work that fits their skills. No one, even those with low educational levels, wants to do work that they don't like--it stagnates careers and produces poor work environments. CAEL understands this best of any organization nationally.
  10. CAEL Population Served • The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) works at all levels within the higher education, public, and private sectors to make it easier for adults to get the education they need. Specific Needs Addressed •The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) helps working adults return to school by giving them more access to: Adult-friendly Colleges Recognition for Life and Work Experience New Ways to Pay for Education. • At the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), everything we do supports one goal: Making it easier for people to get the education and training they need. We do this by finding practical ways to link people’s education to their jobs or future careers. We also support ways to link learning from their work and life experiences to their educational goals—so they earn their degrees and credentials faster
  11. Similarities & Differences SIMILARITIES  Programs offered Devotion to Lifelong Learning DIFFERENCES  Target Populations Membership
  12. References American Association for Adult and Continued Education (2014). Who We Are. Retrieved on November 23, 2015 from Council for Adult and Experiential Learning(CAEL).(2014). The Coalition of Lifelong Learning Organization (COLLO).(2014). About Us. Retrieved on November 18, 2015 from The National Voice for Lifelong Learning (NIACE).(2014).Retrieved on November 19,2015 from