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Career Pathways

Ensuring that the Transitional Job is a Developmental Experience

2011

This brief describes the four key elements that experts in the field have identified as necessary for transitional jobs to be a developmental experience for participants. The four key elements are...

Building Career Ladders for the Working Poor Through Literacy Training

2010

The researchers use data from the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*Net, and the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) to develop...

Breaking Through: Helping Low-Skilled Adults Enter and Succeed in College and Careers

2004
This study, funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation can be used by community college administrators, practitioners in adult education, workforce development and occupational and technical...

Aiming Higher: Removing Barriers to Education, Training and Jobs for Low-Income Women

2010
This 20-page report uses statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Women’s Economic Security Campaign (WESC) programs in four areas of the United States to suggest improvements to...

A Cross Case Analysis of Career Pathway Programs that Link Low-Skilled Adults to Family Sustaining Wage Careers

2007
This descriptive study extends what is known about career pathway programs’ curricula, instruction, supportive components and policy. 

One Step Forward Initiative - Guide to Adult Education for Work: Transforming Adult Education to Build a Skilled Workforce

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2009
This guide (based on background and research from the One Step Forward Initiative) informs practitioners, policymakers, and employers about strategies and practices that transform their adult...
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Local Program Administrators
Researchers
Teachers

Learning to Achieve: A Review of the Research Literature on Employment Experiences and Outcomes for Youth and Adults With Learning Disabilities

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2010
This literature review builds upon and supplements the research review and analyses conducted by A Review of the Research Literature on Serving Adults with Learning Disabilities.
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Local Program Administrators
Researchers
Teachers
Career Counselors
Service Providers

Postsecondary Success of Young Adults: System Impact Opportunities in Adult Education – Findings and Recommendations

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2010
The paper provides a summary and analysis of promising policies and practices that could be beneficial in helping adults advance from adult education to postsecondary education.
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Local Program Administrators
Researchers
Teachers

Transitioning Adults to College: Adult Basic Education Program Models

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2006
This paper is based on a review of 25 college transition programs and more than 40 postsecondary institutions studied by the New England Literacy Resource Center.
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

How the I-BEST Works: Findings from a Field Study of Washington State’s Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program

2010
This report summarizes the findings from a field study that was conducted to examine how the Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) model operates in 34 community and technical...
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

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