Presented Papers

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1.  Kassab, C., Campbell, K. & Prins, E. (2014, May).  Financial, educational, and demographic characteristics of adult learners and GED graduates:  A rural-urban analysis of Pennsylvania postsecondary students. Paper presented at the Hendricks Best Practices for Adult Learners Conference, State College, PA.

2. Toso, B.W. & Grinder, E.L. (2013, April).  Meaningful roles for parents:  The benefits of leadership.  Paper presented at the National Conference on Family Literacy, Louisville, KY.

3. Toso, B.W., Prins, E., & Mooney, A. (2013, March).  The changing face of immigrants:  Implications for ESL and ABE programs.  Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference (PAACE), State College, PA.

4. Prins, E. (2012, March).  "I don't feel alone anymore":  Social support and mental health for women in family literacy.  Paper presented at the National Conference on Family Literacy, San Diego, CA.

5. Prins, E., Carrera, M., Drayton, B., Gungor, R., Miller, F., & Spencer, T. (2011, June). Women’s involvement in adult education and family literacy: Consequences for social networks, social support, and mental health. Paper presented at the joint meeting of the Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) and the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE), Toronto, Canada.

6. Prins, E., Drayton, B., Gungor, R., & Kassab, C. (2011, April). GED preparation through distance learning in rural Pennsylvania. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (Adult Literacy and Adult Education, SIG), New Orleans, LA.

7. Prins, E., Drayton, B. & Gungor, R. (2011, March). Use and outcomes of distance learning for GED students in rural Pennsylvania. Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference, State College, PA.

8. Prins, E., Carrera, M., Drayton, B., Gungor, R., & Spencer, T. (2011, March). “I don’t feel alone anymore”: Women’s social support networks and mental health in adult education and family literacy programs. Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference, State College, PA.

9. Toso, B.W. & Prins, E.S. (2010, April). Receptivity toward immigrants in rural Pennsylvania: Perceptions of adult English as Second Language providers. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, Colorado.

10. Van Horn, B.L. & Kassab, C. (2011, March). What Do We Know About GED Candidates. Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education Conference. State College, PA.

11. Drayton, B., Gungor, R., & Toso, B. (2009, March). Parent leadership and decision making in Family Literacy: Fostering student voice and ownership. Presented at the National Conference on Family Literacy. Orlando, Florida, March 1-3.

12. Drayton, B. & Prins, E. (2008). Participant leadership in adult basic education: Negotiating academic progress, aspirations, and relationships. In M. L. Rowland (Ed.), Proceedings of the 27th Annual Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, Community, and Extension Education (pp. 50-55). Bowling Green: Western Kentucky University.

13. Schafft, K.A. & Prins, E.S. (2007, April). Poverty, Residential Mobility and Persistence across Urban and Rural Family Literacy Programs in Pennsylvania. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL.