Better Together: Realigning Pre-College Skills Development Programs to Achieve Greater Academic Success for Adult Learners
Publication Date: November 2008
Publisher(s): Jobs for the Future, Inc.
Author(s): Gloria Cross Mwase
Keywords: community colleges; adult education; remedial education
Coverage: United States
How can states help working adults bolster pre-collegiate skills that restrain them from taking full advantage of college credit-level career and technical programs? Better Together offers examples of a better way to meet this challenge through the alignment of two distinct systems for strengthening pre-collegiate skills: adult education and developmental education.
Better Together is part of a series of state policy reports from Breaking Through, a multiyear initiative of JFF and the National Council for Workforce Education. Breaking Through is helping community colleges identify and develop institutional strategies that can enable low-skilled adult students to enter into and succeed in occupational and technical degree programs at community colleges.