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ERIC Number: ED519291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 60
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 49
Promising Practices for Transitioning Students from Adult Education to Postsecondary Education: A Review of Literature with Implications for California Community College Practitioners
Seymour, Sharon
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
This report examines the literature on practices and programs seeking to improve students' transition from adult education to postsecondary education. Ultimately, the report seeks to provide practitioners with models for effective strategies in transitioning students to postsecondary education that can be implemented at community colleges throughout California. From a review of more than 40 references, a total of 17 effective practices emerged. Because this report has been created as a follow-up to Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community College, it uses the same four major categories to organize the effective practices uncovered in the literature. These categories include: (1) Organizational and Administrative Practices; (2) Program Component Practices; (3) Staff Development Practices; and (4) Instructional Practices. The report examines practices in each of these areas and provides examples from adult education programs nationwide. However, it is important to note that there is little evidence-based research completed to date on students transitioning from adult to postsecondary education. Hence, the practices in this report fall mostly into the "promising" rather than the "effective" category. Nonetheless, the report identifies these practices and makes recommendations for further research.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
Identifiers - Location: California