New report on career pathways programming in Chicago, Houston, & Miami
Did you know that 83% of adult education providers in Chicago, Houston, and Miami are offering career pathways services?
Read more findings from our survey of 106 adult education providers in the report, “Career Pathways Programming for Lower-Skilled Adults and Immigrants." Funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (U.S. Department of Education), this researcher-practitioner partnership project is the first to map the landscape of career pathways in these three cities.
The report shares detailed survey findings about the following topics:
- Overview of adult education and career pathways in the three cities (e.g., organizational types, funding sources);
- Coordination and planning across career pathways providers;
- Student characteristics and demographics;
- Program design and delivery; and
- Student outcomes.
Statistically significant findings are highlighted throughout the report, including differences between cities.
For more information about this researcher-practitioner partnership between Penn State’s Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition, Houston Center for Literacy, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, please visit our website: http://adultpathways.psu.edu/.
Stay tuned for future reports on focus groups with adult education providers and case studies of six exemplary organizations. I'm happy to answer any questions.
Professor, Lifelong Learning & Adult Education Program
Co-Director, Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy
The Pennsylvania State University
Becky Raymond, Executive Director, Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition
Sheri Foreman Elder, President and CEO, Houston Center for Literacy
Mark Needle, Educational Specialist, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Dr. Carol Clymer (Co-Director) and Dr. Blaire Toso (Associate Director), Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy