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Document Number: 6580

Building Pathways to Success for Low-Skill Adult Students: Lessons for Community College Policy and Practice From a Longitudinal Student Tracking Study - As the American workplace grows more complex, improving adult education opportunities in the states is of increasing importance. According to this report from the Community College Research Center, nearly 42% of adults in the United States between the ages of 25 and 64 have no more than a high school education. This brief focuses on the role of community colleges in preparing adult learners for success in a information-based economy and a learning society. It helps to identify critical drop-out points for adult students and offers some suggestions about how to bridge achievement gaps. (David Prince and Davis Jenkins, Community College Research Center, 2005)...

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