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IACEA’s mission is to provide leadership, representation and advocacy for adult education and literacy practitioners in the state of Illinois, in order to advance, unify and professionalize the field of adult education.
Each year we spotlight an administrator, an instructor, a support services staff member, and an adult learner for their outstanding work and leadership in the area of adult education.
The IACEA conference is Illinois’s premier event for adult education practitioners. This three day conference will provide professional development and networking opportunities for people in all adult education roles and capacities. The conference is appropriate for practitioners of English as a Second Language (ESL), Literacy, Adult Basic Education (ABE), Adult Secondary Education (ASE), High School Equivalency (HSE), Integrated Education and Training (IET), and all things WIOA.
Charged with promoting the achievements and successes of adult education to our communities and state and national legislative bodies.
New IACEA members select a division to help promote and encourage activities of groups having a common interest. Which division is meant for you?
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From its inception, IACEA has advocated the improvement of adult and continuing education standards in the state of Illinois; promoted the availability of adult and continuing education to all people; and stimulated the intellectual and professional growth of its membership including those who administer, teach, or provide support services in adult and continuing education programs. IACEA members represent all facets of the field including public schools, community extensions and evening colleges, corrections, health, community and social welfare agencies, university continuing and extension education, business, arts and religion, media, libraries and many more. We are in the mainstream of the most important movement of the century.