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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