ERIC Number: ED500963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Cross-Case Analysis of Career Pathway Programs That Link Low-Skilled Adults to Family-Sustaining Wage Careers. In Brief
Bragg, Debra D.; Bremer, Christine D.; Castellano, Marisa; Kirby, Catherine; Mavis, Ann; Schaad, Donna; Sunderman, Judith
Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Little is known about educational programs referred to as "career pathway programs" that attempt to integrate adult literacy, adult basic education (ABE), General Equivalency Diploma (GED) instruction, English language literacy (ELL), and pre-collegiate developmental education with postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) certificate and associate degree programs, and potentially with the baccalaureate degree. By conducting case study research, the authors sought to provide a detailed description of local curricular, instructional and support programs, policies and practices that seek to engage low-skilled adults in adult education and literacy programs that are linked to postsecondary CTE and ultimately to family-sustaining wage employment. Features common to the three pathways and lessons learned about implementation, transferability and sustainability are discussed. [This document represents the executive summary of a recently published technical report by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education titled "A Cross-Case Analysis of Career Pathway Programs That Link Low-Skilled Adults to Family-Sustaining Wage Careers" (Debra D. Bragg, Christine D. Bremer, Marisa Castellano, Catherine Kirby, Ann Mavis, Donna Schaad, and Judith Sunderman) supported by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, United States Department of Education.]
Descriptors: Career Development, Adult Literacy, Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency Programs, English, Literacy, Postsecondary Education, Career Education, Technical Education, Wages, Associate Degrees, Adult Education, Case Studies, Transitional Programs, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Academic Achievement, Adult Vocational Education, Employment Opportunities, Partnerships in Education, Counseling Services, College Role, Job Skills, Low Achievement, State Government
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Office of Community College Research and Leadership.
Identifiers - Location: United States