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Community-based Education

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This course provides an overview of community-based programs and services available for adult learners. Learners examine programs designed to enable adults to engage in educational, informational, and enrichment activities for lifelong learning. Learners examine issues, trends, and barriers to success for adult students, including areas such as social and community services, economic issues, and legislative influence. Additionally, learners review special populations of adult learners such as the aging population, adults with disabilities, military veterans, immigrants, refugees, incarcerated adults, and sexual minorities.

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Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Special Populations

    • Identify special populations represented by adults accessing services or educational assistance.
    • Identify advocacy networks available.
    • Identify available resources to support special populations of adult learners.

    Adult Education and Lifelong Learning Programs

    • Identify types of lifelong learning programs.
    • Describe the characteristics of lifelong learning programs.
    • Examine lifelong learning programs for alignment with the needs of various populations.

    Introduction to Community-Based Education

    • Identify strategies that encourage engaged and self-directed lifelong learning.
    • Explain the benefits of community-based programs and services.
    • Research populations served through community-based programs.

    Legislative Influence on Community-Based Education and Services

    • Identify the legislation that addresses adult and lifelong learning.
    • Compare local, state, and federal assistance in community-based education and services.
    • Project future needs that might require different or new legislative support.

    Global Considerations and the Future of Adult Community Services and Education

    • Assess strategies to identify and address needs and opportunities for community-based services and education.
    • Analyze international influences on adult and lifelong learning environments.
    • Project future areas of focus and support for adult and lifelong learning.

    Community Agency Programs

    • Describe the variety of settings that are used as community learning centers for adult learners.
    • Describe community-based programs for adult learners offered by nonprofit agencies.
    • Determine the availability of local agency programs.
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