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ERIC Number: ED520812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Postsecondary Education Transition: A Summary of the Findings from Two Literature Reviews
Office of Vocational and Adult Education, US Department of Education
Some segments of the United States population, such as adults with low literacy skills and disadvantaged youths, face barriers in making the transition into and through postsecondary education, including community college and career training, and these barriers can keep them locked in low-wage jobs. Can transition assistance help them enter and complete postsecondary education? If so, what specific transition interventions are most effective in doing so? To begin to address these questions, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), commissioned two literature reviews to identify studies examining the nature and effectiveness of interventions designed to ease postsecondary education transition for specific groups: (1) out-of-school youths and adults with low literacy skills and (2) disadvantaged youths, including out-of-school youths, those from economically disadvantaged families, those who underperform academically, and those with disabilities and limited English proficiency. This summary is one of an intended series of three publications that discusses the findings of these literature reviews and their implications for future research and policy development. Criteria for the inclusion of studies and study citations is appended. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure and 15 footnotes.)
Office of Vocational and Adult Education, US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 202-245-7700; Fax: 202-245-7838; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: United States