Saturday, November 25, 2006

Transitioning to Postsecondary

This is not exactly related to technology, but my friend Jan Jarrell recently left adult ed after 15 years of teaching ESOL and being an administrator, and took a position on the English/ESOL faculty at San Diego City College. She has a blog at where she is posting her thoughts about what adult ESOL students need in the way of preparation and support to be successful in college.

This is a hot topic right now in adult education. There is a whole web site devoted to transitioning adult ed students to college, the National College Transition Network. They have a list of promising practices at

CAELA, an ESL Resources project, has a brief that reviews the research on transitioning adult ed students to post secondary at

Focus on Basics has a whole issue on Transitions, at

There is also a paper from NCSALL on transition posted here

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