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Using Research on Transitions for Professional Development

Hi, everyone, as you start 2014, I wanted to share some professional development resources on adult learner transitions. Research Allies for Lifelong Learning has assembled the best of our recent research presentations on the R-ALLY website ( at no cost. Please feel free to share these findings with your colleagues and adult learners. A few topics are highlighted below. I'd really like to know how others might use the findings for professional development.

What experiences do adult learners have when they transition to postsecondary education? What do they recommend to adult educators that would help them transition even more smoothly? Learn about the experiences of interviewees from seven states in their own words on our new Perceptions and Pathways research webpages:

Want to use these research materials on transition experiences for professional development?  offers more context, info on how adults value education, their triggers to enrolling in postsecondary education, and even more perceptions and recommendations.

Need state-by-state data on adults with GED® credentials transitioning to postsecondary education? Visit our Crossing the Bridge webpages at: and see data for your state. Where are the top 100 colleges and universities that transition GED passers after testing? Visit to see the listing by state.

(Kindly excuse cross postings.)