Better Together: Realigning Pre-College Skills Development Programs to Achieve Greater Academic Success for Adult Learners


Publication Date: November 2008

Publisher: Jobs for the Future, Inc.

Author(s): Gloria Cross Mwase

Research Area: Education

Keywords: community colleges; adult education; remedial education

Type: Report

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.