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Author(s):Feinstein, L., Hammond, C., Woods, L., Preston, J., and Bynner, J
Title:The contribution of adult learning to health and social capital
Organization:Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning
Short Description:This report addresses the critical question: to what extent does the act of participation in learning during adult life produce measurable benefits to the individuals engaged in it and to the community more widely?
Annotation:This report addresses the critical question: to what extent does the act of participation in learning during adult life produce measurable benefits to the individuals engaged in it and to the community more widely? The analysis focuses on the effects of adult learning upon a number of outcomes in the domains of health and social capital and cohesion.
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Adult Students
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Employment and Workforce Development
International Perspectives
Non-traditional Students
Social and Economic Benefits of College/Economic Development

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Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
Five ways ed pays (Spanish language version)
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
Value added assessment: Accountability's new frontier
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
The path of many journeys: The benefits of higher education for native people and communities
College learning for the new global century
The economic promise of investing in high-quality preschool: Using early education to improve economic growth and the fiscal sustainability of states and the nation
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
The career pathways how-to guide
Career pathways: Aligning public resources to support individual and regional economic advancement in the knowledge economy
The language of opportunity: Expanding employment prospects for adults with limited English skills
Financing lifelong learning: Potential of and problems with individual learning accounts in three countries
Why community colleges?
Waiting for Sputnik: Basic research and strategic competition
Leading by example
Bridge program planning guide
How diversity affects teaching and learning
Graduate Retention Program
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
Demography as destiny: How America can build a better future
Lifelong learning accounts: Creating a partnership in lifelong learning
Revelations and recommendations: The 2000 HSF Hispanic education study
Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on older community college student outcomes
OECD Programme for international student assessment
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
The broader societal benefits of higher education
Higher education's contribution to the knowledge economy
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
21st century skills for 21st century jobs
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
First generation college students: A literature review
Opening doors: Students’ perspectives on juggling work, family, and college
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
The economic benefits of the Dream Act and the Student Adjustment Act
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
In pursuit of a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce: Recommended research priorities to enhance participation by underrepresented minorities
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Programme for international assessment (PISA): 2006 Results
What works in remediation: Lessons from 30 years of research
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
School Redesign Network
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Education and economic mobility
Ten years after college: Comparing the employment experiences of 1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients with academic and career-oriented majors
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
Partnerships for public purposes: Engaging higher education in societal challenges of the 21st Century
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Indiana R&D 2008: Meeting the global challenge for innovation
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
Institute for a Competitive Workforce
Center for Law and Social Policy
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
The fiscal impacts of college attainment
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
Descriptive summary of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: Three years later
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
The ESL logjam: Waiting times for adult ESL classes and the impact on English language learners
Gateway to College
The economic benefits of academic and career preparation
Building a data sharing network of scholarship programs for alumni of foster care
The community college transfer calculator: Identifying the course-taking patterns that predict transfer to a four-year institution
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Examining the pre-college attributes and values of Latina/o graduates
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
National Center on Education and the Economy
Condition of education 2008
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Calumet College of St. Joseph: Adult Undergraduate Accelerated Programs
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
Anderson University: ADVANCE
Indiana University Kokomo: Project Complete
University of Indianapolis: School for Adult Learning
Oakland City University: School of Adult and Extended Learning
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Do student success courses actually help community college students succeed?
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Career pathways: A strategy for transforming America's workforce education systems to support economic growth
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Benchmarking to international standards while protecting the public's traditional commitment to a comprehensive education
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
Education and economic competitiveness
Workers need training, not tough talk
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Access to success initiative
Postsecondary Access and Success
Retooling career and technical education
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
Dream it! Do it!
Education and public safety
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2006
Are they really ready to work? Employers perspectives on the basic knowledge and applied skills of new entrants to the 21st century U.S. workforce
Earnings by attainment
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
The educational, social, and economic benefits of making informed and considered career decisions
What's at stake? The social and economic benefits of higher education
Early exit: Understanding adult attrition in accelerated and traditional postsecondary programs
The adult learning gap: Why states need to change their policies toward adult learners
Work first, study second: Adult undergraduates who combine employment and postsecondary enrollment
Life after high school: Young people talk about their hopes and prospects
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
Help wanted: Advanced education and the changing workforce
The looming workforce crisis: Preparing American workers for 21st century competition
NCHEMS information center
Swimming against the tide: The poor in American higher education
Closing the expectations gap: 2006
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
Whatever it takes: How twelve communities are reconnecting out-of-school youth
Gender gap grows
2002 State new economy index
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
The high cost of failing to reform public education in Indiana
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
The disposable worker: Living in a job-loss economy
Over half of low-income children live with a parent who works regularly
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Stats Indiana
Focus on foster care: Building educational support for youth in care
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Indiana's occupational employment outlook to 2012
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Financing workforce development programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Effective multicultural curriculum transformation in "advanced" mathematics and "hard" sciences
Educational opportunity for all?
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Understanding recent changes in child poverty
Career and technical education's role in American competitiveness
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Adult education participation in 2004-05
Fact book bulletin: College degrees benefit states and individuals significantly
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
Collegiate learning assessement project
States that raise their high school graduation rates could generate millions more in higher wages
Latinas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Adult College Completion Network
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
Breaking new ground: Building a national workforce skills credentialing system
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
Ensuring success for returning veterans
FIve ways ed pays: Five powerful ways a college degree can transform your life and your lifestyle
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
Latino college completion: State series
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Scaling up is hard to do: Progress and challenges during the first year of Achieving the Dream Developmental Education Initiative
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
Plugged in: Positive development strategies for disconnected Latino youth
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Unions as partners: Expanding the role of organized labor in workforce development
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Community college students: Goals, academic preparation, and outcomes
California community college transfer rates: Who is counted makes a difference
Unexpected pathways: Transfer patterns of California community college students
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
Increasing baccalaureate attainment in Louisville: A proposed blueprint for community action
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
A paradox of education progress
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate in the nations largest metropolitan areas
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Ensuring youth transitioning from foster care are connected by 25: Lessons learned from the foster care work group
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
Mind the access gap: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
ACE Online Information Center
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
Research on retention and attrition
Report on the meta-analysis of post-secondary institutional graduate surveys
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Attendance and completion patterns
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
The Condition of Education 2010
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
Mentoring former prisoners: A guide for re-entry programs
A new paradigm for economic development: How higher education insitutions are working to revitalize their regional and state economies
Paving the way through paid internships: A proposal to expand educational and economic opportunities for low-income college students
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
Are student employment and academic success linked?
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Ups and downs: Does the American economy still promote upward mobility?
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Non-traditional student success in public two-year colleges
Schools, skills, and synapses
Educational policies for integrating college competencies and workforce needs: Cases from Brazil, Mongolia, Ukraine, and the United States
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
Women Employed
Getting through: Higher education's plan to increase the college completion rates of Boston public schools graduates
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
Adult College Completion Network: Project Warehouse
A community college instructor like me: Race and ethnicity interactions in the classroom
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
STEM: Good jobs now and for the future
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
Sealing the gaps: Supporting low-income, first-generation students at four-year institutions in Texas post-transfer
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
STEM: State reports and state level analysis
Statewide aid policies to improve college access and success
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
US Students in overseas degree programs: Key destinations and fields of study
The role of Pell Grants in access, persistence and completion
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways and progress
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Solutions for America: Recommendations for the President and Congress from: Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
National and regional workforce solutions: New industry-higher education projects for the NextGen U.S. workforce
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
"They never told me what to expect, so I didn't know what to do": Defining and clarifying the role of a community college student
Are the sleeping giants awake? Non-profit universities enter online education at scale
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
From soldier to student II: Assessing campus programs for veterans and service members
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
5 Education factors in focus
Getting ready for success: Bridging the gap between high school and college in Tacoma, Washington
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study