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Transitioning adults to college: adult basic education program models

Series or Serial: NCSALL Occasional Paper

Publisher: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy

Published At: Cambridge, MA

Date Published: August 2006

Distributor: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) / World Education

Source Address: 44 Farnsworth Street

Source City/State/Zip: Boston MA 02210-1211

Phone: 617-482-9485, ext. 535

Material Type: Research/Technical Report

Intended Audience: Program Manager

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 70 p.

Subjects: Adult Basic Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Educators; Adult Learning; English (Second Language); Career Guidance; Program Development; Secondary Education; High School Equivalency Programs; Educational Research; Persistence

The transformation of adult basic education programs to include transition services for adults is an emerging area of concern in adult education, according to the Office of Vocational and Adult Education. This NCSALL Occasional Paper describes five models that the staff at the New England Literacy Resource Center at World Education, Inc., categorized through a survey of adult education centers with transition components from around the United States. The five models - Advising, GED-Plus, ESOL, Career Pathways, and College Preparatory - are described and themes and recommendations that others considering adult transition services might find helpful are included. The Paper also chronicles the experiences of four states (Connecticut, Kentucky, Maine, and Oregon) in their efforts to institutionalize transitions for adults. References and program contact information are also included.

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