This is a guide for teachers entering or continuing in the specific realm of adult education of students who are at risk due to their criminal backgrounds, substance abuse issues or undiagnosed learning disabilities.
The book provides readers with an overview of the teaching challenges for this population of students, presents research on their unique challenges as learners, and provides teachers with evidence-based practices to enhance the success of this adult learner population.
“This book is full of relevant examples and practical tools for managing a classroom full of at-risk grown adults, each of whom brings their own experiences, biases, values, idiosyncrasies, addictions, fears–in short, their baggage–to class each day. I highly recommend this book!” - Shannon Swain, retired principal of Adult Correctional Education Programs
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