Portal · NH
Learner Task Force
Youth Learner Task Force met in 2004 and 2005 to
study the issue of youth in adult education.
The Task Force defined “youth” as
students 16 to 21 years old.
They concentrated on how to serve youth in classes
that also include older learners.
They conducted a literature review, interviewed
teachers who specialize in working with at-risk
youth, and tried out strategies in their own programs—a
combination of study and action research.
Original members were Maureen Cavanagh, Coos County
Coordinator; Kimberly Cartier, Portsmouth counselor;
Judy Fournier, Hillsboro coordinator; Pam Shaw,
Dover teacher; and Kathy Stanley-Berting, Exeter
The Task Force developed guidelines based on their
The Task Force has also assembled a booklet containing
the most useful readings on youth learners in adult
education and developed a workshop which they have
presented at New Hampshire staff development conferences.
Contact Debbie Tasker firstname.lastname@example.org
for a copy of all the readings or to request a workshop