[Numeracy 169] Registration Opens for for Research-based Strategies and Models for Adult Transitions to Postsecondary Education

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Kaye Beall kabeall at comcast.net
Mon Feb 15 14:27:03 EST 2010

Registration opens for Research-based Strategies and Models for Adult
Transitions to Postsecondary Education, an online professional development
course, developed by the National College Transition Network at World
Education. This course is one offering from ProfessionalStudiesAE.org, a
partnership of ProLiteracy and World Education.

For more information and to register, look for the College Transition topic
at: www.professionalstudiesae.org <http://www.professionalstudiesae.org/> .
If you have questions, e-mail kaye_beall at worlded.org.

See you online,



Research-based Strategies and Models for Adult Transitions to Postsecondary

Course Dates: April 22-June 16, 2010; one teleconference on April 27, 1 pm,
or April 28, 1 pm EDT

Course Description
Participants read and discuss the research on the changing workforce and
examine the reasons why adult learners need to go beyond the GED and English
language study to advance their earning potential. Participants also learn
about the challenges facing adult students in postsecondary education and
investigate strategies and program models that support adult transitions to
postsecondary education. Throughout the course, participants gather local
and regional data on the labor market, educational needs, and academic
programs and support services offered by area colleges to guide future
program development and planning.


Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

. Identify the economic factors that point to the need for
education and training beyond the GED and English language study.

. Describe key challenges adult learners face, particularly
under-prepared students, in accessing and persisting in postsecondary

. Describe a variety of strategies that contribute to persistence
in postsecondary education.

. Describe the key strengths and limitations of five models of
adult transition.

. Describe the economic and educational landscape in their local

. Articulate the need for college transition programming to support
the successful transition of adult learners to postsecondary education,
based on national and local data.

Course Format and Schedule: facilitated, online

During this eight-week course, you will engage in self-paced activities and
readings, as well as asynchronous discussions with other course
participants. A one-time, opening teleconference is scheduled for April 27,
1 pm, or April 28, 1 pm EDT

Course Outline and Schedule: Download a detailed course overview at

Course Instructor: Barbara Hofmeyer

Estimated Completion Time: 24 hours

Registration: Complete and return the registration form, which you can
download at http://professionalstudiesae.worlded.org/pdf/CTRegApr10.pdf, or
complete online at
http://professionalstudiesae.worlded.org/registertransitions.html. Payment
must be received prior to enrollment. Registration is limited to 25

Cancellation policy: World Education reserves the right to cancel the course
if the minimum number of registrants is not met by April 14, 2010.

Kaye Beall

Project Director

World Education

kaye_beall at worlded.org


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