One way that the Association of Adult Literacy Professional
Developers facilitates the adoption of the AALPD Professional
Development Policy Recommendations is to advocate for
the issues identified in these recommendations on national,
state, and local levels. Reauthorization of the Workforce
Investment Act (WIA) provides one opportunity to advocate
for these issues on a national level.
By contributing our voice in shaping this important
policy initiative, we hope to have more professional
development issues acknowledged in legislation and identified
as options that states can choose to support with federal
funds; thus making it easier for states to adopt the
AALPD Policy Recommendations of their choosing.
Listed below are legislative updates that focus on WIA
reauthorization as it pertains specifically to state
AALPD's overarching goal is the adoption of policies that
adequately support the participation of adult basic education,
adult ESOL, and adult secondary education practitioners
(including paraprofessionals and learner leaders who are
staff members) in professional development that will help
them be effective teachers, tutors, counselors, and administrators.
For more information, contact Jackie
, Chair, AALPD
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