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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.

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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.

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Creating Videos to Tell the Story
Nancy Crawford, Executive Director, Literacy Council of Tyler, Tyler TX.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, you may find that creating a video is just what you need to get the word out about your program, highlight your successful students, and capture the impact your program has on your students and your community.

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.

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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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Working with Young Adults in College Transition Programs
Lauren Capotosto, EdM, Doctoral student at Harvard Graduate School of Education

This research review identifies the challenges of working with older and younger students together in college transition classes. Strategies that four successful programs use in their work with younger students are shared.

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