adult education


Definition of adult education

Examples of adult education in a Sentence

The university offers a popular program of adult education.
Recent Examples on the Web Jefferson County Public Schools adult education program, Jefferson Skills U, the largest provider of ESL classes for adults in the area, has taken a similar approach. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville ESL programs offer virtual classes, path to citizenship amid COVID-19 pandemic," 12 June 2020 Those services range from essential food provision, to childcare and adult education courses. Max De Haldevang, Quartz, "Refugees are suffering from a “catastrophic” worldwide aid shortage," 4 May 2020 The Foggy Bottom institution is the first and only adult education charter school in the nation’s capital to offer these. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, "This couple has been homeless and jobless. Last week, they graduated from a D.C. charter high school.," 25 July 2019 Founded in 2015, the center provides case management services to people who have fled violence or persecution, and runs programs that focus on health, youth mentoring, and adult education. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, "Their past was a nightmare. For many refugees, the Dream Center offers hope.," 6 Apr. 2020 The organization offers assistance in three areas: adult education, community programs and youth programs. Elizabeth Montgomery, azcentral, "Season for Sharing: Nonprofit gives low-income families language classes, other resources," 22 Jan. 2020 Will there be any adult education events to replace it in the future? Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, "TEDxSMU plans a grand finale with speakers taking on climate change, epidemics," 19 Feb. 2020 The town would retain ownership of the property, and the building and grounds would be used for recreation, art exhibits, summer camp, adult education and other community programs when school was not in session. Jesse Leavenworth,, "Manchester panel to consider new uses for old schools," 15 Nov. 2019 Hoping to advance to a better job, Eve enrolls in the hotel’s adult education program., "Boston audiences will get a first look at one of the most buzzed about films at the recent Toronto International Film Festival when Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” has its US premiere opening night at the 35th annual," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of adult education

1814, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of adult education was in 1814

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24 Jun 2020

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“Adult education.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of adult education

: a course of study for adults

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