Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The RP Group

Promising Practices for Transitioning Students from Adult Education to Postsecondary Education

Timeline

2008-2009


Overview

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 set of 18 effective practices emerged. Created as a follow-up to Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges, the report uses the same four major categories to organize the effective practices, offer examples from adult education programs nationwide, and make recommendations for further research:

  • organizational and administrative practices

  • program component practices

  • staff development practices

  • instructional practices

The RP Group conducted this project with support from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, in partnership with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.

RP Group Lead

Dr. Robert Gabriner, Project Director

Project Author

Sharon Seymour, Project Author

Editors

Rene Ciria-Cruz, Elisa Rassen, Nancy Wolfe

Faculty Review Panel

Dr. Jan Connal, Dr. Wade Ellis Jr., Dr. Anniqua Rana, Ms. Nancy Ybarra

Funder

Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges

Partners

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

Reports and Briefs

Promising Practices for Transitioning Students from Adult Education to Postsecondary Education: A Review of Literature with Implications for California Community College Practitioners, November 2008
Literature review exploring over 40 references and emerging with a set of 18 promising practices that enable the successful transition of students from adult education to postsecondary education.