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Building bridges to college and careers, contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges

Publisher: Workforce Strategy Center

Published At: New York, NY

Date Published: January 2003

Distributor: Workforce Strategy Center

Source Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, 59th Floor

Source City/State/Zip: New York NY 10118

Phone: (646) 205-3240

Material Type: Research/Technical Report

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 26 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; Educational Policy; Labor Force Development; Postsecondary Education; Skill Development; Instructional Innovation; Integrated Curriculum; Professional Development; Educational Resources; Career Education; Dislocated Workers; Community Colleges

Central to a “career pathways model [that integrates education, training and work] is the development of connections…between basic skills development and entry-level work or training in high wage, high demand career sectors.” This study examines five community college programs that have created connections to “teach basic skills [via contextualized teaching and learning strategies] to disadvantaged adults” as part of career pathways programming. The schools included in the study were: Cabrillo College, Aptos, California; West Side Technical Institute at Richard Daley College, Chicago, Illinois; Henry Ford College, Dearborn, Michigan; Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon; and Community College of Denver, Denver, Colorado.

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.