ERIC Number: ED485181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Transitions to College: From Theory to Practice
Social Science Research Council
In the fall of 2003 the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) established a project entitled "Transitions to College: From Theory to Practice." This project focuses on postsecondary transition and retention successes and failures associated with America's disadvantaged youth. Lumina Foundation for Education is providing support for this effort. The project's goals are: (1) To bring together and clarify what is known about the shift from high school to college from the various streams of social science research that have looked at transition; (2) To frame and structure an agenda about what we still need to research and learn about this crucial bridge to gainful adulthood; and (3) To link that agenda to policy and practice. In order to achieve these goals, the Council organized a Committee on Transitions to College that is comprised of fourteen distinguished scholars and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and methodological backgrounds. Additionally, a Practitioners Advisory Group of four individuals with federal, state and local policy expertise is contributing to the project. The following sections are included in this brief document: website; field-based literature reviews; agenda for future research; list of members of the Committee on Transitions to College; list of Practitioners Advisory Group Members; and a list of field-based literature review essays.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Social Science Research Council, Washington, DC.