New OVAE Reports on Postsecondary Bridging and AlignmentPosted on 02/29/2012
The February 9, 2012 issue of OVAE Connections [www], the newsletter of the federal Office of Vocational and Adult Education, announced the publication of several reports of relevance to practitioners in Adult Education. They include:
- Promoting College and Career Readiness: Bridge Programs for Low-Skill Adults [pdf]: describes recent approaches to bridge programs and explores promising practices that contextualize and integrate instruction, and strengthen student support and transition services to improve postsecondary transition and completion.
- Aligning Secondary and Postsecondary Education: Experiences from Career and Technical Education [pdf]: follows the evolution of efforts to align secondary and postsecondary CTE, and outlines several promising CTE practices that may be effective in achieving better alignment for all students.
- Integrating Industry-Driven Competencies in Education and Training Through Employer Engagement [pdf]: describes partnership efforts between community colleges and employers, exploring models promoting curricular change and innovation.
The papers are part of a 2011 Regional Community College Summit [www] and the Community College Virtual Symposium, "Scaling the Community College Summit: Challenges, Solutions and Commitment." The focus of these efforts includes creating bridging programs for low-skilled adults and developing accessible career programs to foster adult student success. The reports are a result of the White House Regional Community College Summit, which was convened in October 2010 by President Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.
From the OVAE Connections, February 9, 2012 newsletter of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U. S. Department of Education.
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