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ERIC - Education Resources Information Center
Follow this advice for an effective guided pathways program
Byline: Joan Hope NEW ORLEANS - Guided pathways have led to increased completion numbers for community colleges that have implemented them. The pathways provide students with a clear map to completion. But just providing a list of courses for students to take is not enough. Effective guided pathways require "long-term, large-scale institutional change," said Kay McClenney, senior advisor to the president and chief executive officer at the American Association of Community Colleges.
How Community Colleges Can Bring Back Black, Hispanic, and Native American Adults Back to Campus and Help Them Earn Valuable Credentials
In a new set of studies, the Community College Research Center explores what
states and community colleges can do to address the needs of racially minoritized adult learners who want to return to college to retrain for a new job, pursue a better job, or earn more money—especially in light of job losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Provide guided pathways to maximize adult completion
Byline: Halley Sutton CHICAGO - How do you ensure that students at your community college are making the most of their time, money, and effort and successfully leveraging your resources to complete their goals while at your institution? It was a problem facing the Alamo Colleges, five community colleges located in the San Antonio, Texas, area, whose students were falling behind the state averages for transfer and completion rates.
Education Subject Databases
Education Source This link opens in a new window
Covers education related topics. Contains full text of from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, and citations and indexing of education periodicals as far back as 1983.
Educators Reference Complete (Gale OneFile) This link opens in a new window
Covers educational topics. Contains full text coverage of 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports.
ERIC (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Contains published and unpublished sources on thousands of educational topics, with information from RIE (Resources in Education) and CIJE (Current Index to Journals in Education), in addition to the ERIC index and database. Includes 1.1+ million records from 1,016 journals and other documents from 1966 to the present.
Teacher Reference Center This link opens in a new window
Covers assessment, best practices, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, elementary education, higher education, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, school administration, science, mathematics, and teacher education. Contains citations and indexing.
General Subject Databases
General subject databases offer broad subject coverage in a variety of subject areas.
Academic OneFile This link opens in a new window
Covers physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and more.
Academic Search Complete This link opens in a new window
Covers most fields. Contains full-text periodicals, peer-reviewed journals, and abstracts.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Contains back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Over 700 titles available.
Types of Articles
- Empirical Research Articles: usually around 5-20 pages and are complete descriptions of original research findings.
- Literary Analysis Articles: provide analysis of a particular work from a specific critical or theoretical point of view.
- Literature Review Articles: do not cover original research but instead look at results of multiple articles on a particular topic. These articles are valuable as overviews of the research on a particular topic.
- Letters/Communications: Short descriptions of the latest study or research findings which are usually considered urgent for immediate publication.
- Book Reviews: review recently published books in a particular field. Often contain critique or praise for newly published books.