Strengthening Transitions by Encouraging Career Pathways | Hughes and Karp

Hughes, K. L. and Karp, M. M. Strengthening Transitions by Encouraging Career Pathways: A Look at State Policies and Practices. Washington, D.C.: American Association of Community Colleges, 2006. http://academiccommons.columbia.edu/catalog/ac:157593

In the report brief “Strengthening Transitions by Encouraging Career Pathways” by the Community College Research Center, Hughes and Karp (2006) describe alternative pathways for learners to transition into college and careers. They discussed the emphasis that the federal government places on maintaining high standards and accountability, and they delineated the  connection of curricular alignment to career pathways. This can provide a framework for viewing the alignment of badges to specific standards and the function of badges to bridge training and learning to individuals’ entry into the workforce.

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