Program Support PD Center: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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Blending College Preparation and Career Development for Adult Students in New England
Drawing from a two-year demonstration project, this report outlines the factors and variables which lead to learner persistence and success in college, including implications for programs and further research.
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College and Career Readiness Standards: Career Awareness Context
This resource is a checklist of the steps and stages a program may follow to help learners identify career interests and strengthen related skills. Sample lesson plans, activities, and handouts are included.
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Nepris Video Library
This resource is a collection of hundreds of videos covering all manner of career fields -- business, medicine, engineering, natural sciences, and beyond -- with some videos connecting academic subject areas to careers. Note: An online account must be created for video access.
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The Career Readiness Project: Career & Life Coaching Report
This resource is a description of the coaching/mentoring mindset and approaches that help strengthen parents’ (and learners’) goal-setting and decision-making, especially with regard to employment.
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Using Behavioral Insights to Increase Participation in Social Services Programs: A Case Study
This resource is a guide to the challenges and supports -- including informational structure and presentation -- that might affect social services clients (and literacy learners) in the quest for services from federal, state, and local entities.
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Resources About Immigrant Safety, Rights, and Dialogue
This resource is a “meta-file” of links to online documents, guidelines, best practices, and videos, all of which will aid literacy program staff in supporting the educational, civic, and legal concerns of immigrant learners.
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Developing Multicultural Organizations: A Change Model
This resource is an outline of the stages, perspectives, and beliefs which enable organizations to move towards and sustain a diverse, multicultural environment.
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From Andragogy to Heutagogy
This short article provides a definition of and rationale for embracing the educational concept of heutagogy: self-determined learning.
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Heutagogy and Lifelong Learning
This resource is a comparison of andragogy and heutagogy, with brief comments on practical and technological design elements for programs.
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Heutagogy: A Holistic Framework
This resource is a book chapter describing the “principles, processes, and design of heutogogic learning environments.”