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Bailey, T., Jeong, D., & Cho, S. (2008). Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges. (CCRC Working Paper No. 15) New York: Community College Research Center, Teachers College.
Bragg, D., Bremer, C., Castellano, M., Kirby, C., Mavis, A., Schaad, D., & Sunderman, J. (2007). A cross-case analysis of career pathways programs that link low-skilled adults to family-sustaining wage careers. National Research Center for Career and Technical Education.
Park, R., Ernst, S., & Kim, E. (2007). Moving beyond the GED: Low-skilled adult transition to occupational pathways at community colleges leading to family-supporting careers. National Research Center for Career and Technical Education.
Zeidenberg, M., Jenkins, D., and Calcagno, J. (2007). Do student success courses actually help community college students succeed? (CCRC Brief No. 36) New York: Community College Research Center, Teachers College.
Self-Assessment OnCourse is a book, website, and professional development conference. While many like and purchase the book, go to workshops, etc…many people also just use the website which offers free resources. Classroom and student activities to develop self-responsibility, self-management, and self-motivation are a highlight of the website (from my point of view).
Skills Search from Onet Online This site helps individuals match their skills to the occupations that require those skills. It goes from basic (I prefer widely “applicable” skills), such as listening, to more specific technical or resource management skills.
Keirsey.com The Keirsey Temperment Sorter (look for the free version of the test in the upper right corner of the screen), like the Myers Briggs. According to the website: “Temperament is a configuration of observable personality traits, such as habits of communication, patterns of action, and sets of characteristic attitudes, values, and talents. It also encompasses personal needs, the kinds of contributions that individuals make in the workplace, and the roles they play in society.
National Commission on Adult Literacy There are several reports that focus on the connection between adult education and postsecondary education. Policies to Promote Adult Education and Postsecondary Alignment by Julie Strawn has some powerful facts and figures you may want to examine.