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Featured Promising Practices

Here you will find field-tested strategies and the latest research insights for teachers, counselors, program coordinators, and others helping adult students transition to postsecondary education.

Promising Practice Briefs

Detailed descriptions of actual strategies developed by teachers, counselors, program coordinators and others who serve ABE students in transition to postsecondary education.

New Roots to Employment: Hybrid Career Readiness Program for English Language Learners with College Degrees
Diana Satin, Distance Learning Coordinator, Asian-American Civic Association, Boston MA.

New Roots to Employment is an innovative ESOL program that blends distance learning, classroom work, and job search activities designed to meet the educational and employment needs of immigrants' with college degrees and professional backgrounds from their native countries and help them reclaim their careers.

LineIntegrating Core College and Career Readiness Skills
Carol Grady, Vice President of Partnerships for Careers and Learning, JVS, Boston, MA.

In order to provide more consistency in the educational services that are delivered across all the departments, Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) planned a series of staff workshops lead by department managers and identified a set of Core Skills that all education and training departments must address, instructors and coaches alike, appropriate to the skill level of their particular students or clients.


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Research to Practice Briefs

Emerging research on a variety of adult education topics, synthesized and “translated” for use by the adult education practitioner.

LinestarThe Role of Participation in ABE-to-College Transition Programs in Adult Student Postsecondary Enrollment, Persistence, and Success

Dr. Cristine Smith and Laura Gluck, University of Massachusetts Amherst

atlasWhat are the outcomes of participating in ABE-to-College Transition programs? This brief presents the findings of the Adult Transitions Longitudinal Study (ATLAS) that tracked over 200 adult students for four years after they entered ABE-to-College transition programs.


Don't Take No for An Answer: Questioning as a Self-Advocacy Tool for Transition Students
Andy Nash and Cynthia Zafft, World Education, Inc.

Navigating college is a challenge! This brief adapts strategies developed by the Right Question Project to help adult students advocate for their needs.


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