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Priority 5 TRIO Training research topic listings below are by no means comprehensive. These are
suggested readings and resources submitted by faculty, topic experts, and TRIO trainees.

Click for TOPICS: Social Capital, Adult Learners, Disconnected Youth, English Language Learners, Resiliency, Foster Youth, Homeless, Disabled, College Access, Adult and Service Learning and General/Misc. Education

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Social Capital

Bring It On Home
Social Capital and Civil Society
Comparing Educational Trajectories of Two Chinese Students and One Latina Student, A Social Capital Approach
Family-School Relations as Social Capital: Chinese Parents in the United States
 An Investigation of the Presence and Development of Social Capital in an Electrical Engineering Laboratory

Adult Learners

References on Learning Styles Inventories
Supplemental Instruction (also bibliography)

Disconnected Youth

Youth Who Are "Disconnected" and Those Who Then Reconnect: Assessing the Influence of Family, Programs, Peers and Communities
Disconnected Youth: A Look at 16- to 24-Year Olds Who Are Not Working or In School
Disconnected Youth in the Research Triangle Region: An Ominous Problem Hidden in Plain Sight
Disconnected Youth: An interview with David Dodson
Disconnected Youth, Federal Action Could Address Some of the Challenges Faced by Local Programs That Reconnect Youth to Education and Employment (GAO Report)
Disconnected Youth: Defining the Population and Exploring Solutions
Disconnected Youth: An Answer to Preventing Disengagement
Connecting Youth trough Multiple Pathways-The Annie E. Casey Foundation

English Language Learners

Best Practice Considerations When Serving Limited-English Proficient Students in K-12 Public Schools
Resources for Educatiors Serving ELLs
Legal Responsibilities When Serving Limited-English Proficient Students in K-12 Public Schools
Strategies to Improve Outcomes for High School English Language Learners: Implications for Federal Policy
A Hill Tribe Resettles in the Land of 10,000 Lakes
Building Capacity to Promote College- and Career-Readiness for Secondary-Level English Language Learners: Policy Brief Featuring Austin, Texas


Study Maps 5 Crucial Steps on the Path to a 4-Year College
Review of Research on Educational Resilience
Monitoring for Success: Implementing a Proactive Probation Program for Diverse, At-Risk College Students
Using Appreciative Inquiry in Advising At-Risk Students: Moving from Callenge to Success

Foster Youth

Casey Family Programs Resources
Casey Family Programs: Casey Family Programs is the nation's largest operating foundation focused entirely on foster care and improving the child welfare system. It is also the site for the Casey Scholarship for foster youth.
Supporting Success: Improving Higher Education Outcomes for Students from Foster Care
It's My Life: Postsecondary Education and Training-Guide for Transitional
Services from the Casey Family Programs

Improving Higher Education Outcomes for Young Adults from Foster Care--Selected Readings and Resources
Providing Effective Financial Air Assistance to Students from Foster Care and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
Creating Campus Support Systems for Foster and Homeless Students
Foster Youth Education Initiative: A project to ensure foster youth receive the educational advocacy and opportunities they need to succeed
HEOA and Students from Foster Care

Resources From other agencies and organizations
Leadership Exchange: the Path to Success Creating Campus Support for Foster and Homeless Students from NASPA
Foster Care & Education Q&A
Foster Yuth Advocacy from the Foster Youth Education Initiative
Foster Care Education Fact Sheets
Educating Foster Youth: Best Practices and Board Considerations


List by State of Homeless Coordinators
Creating Campus Support Systems for Foster and Homless Students
Classrooms with Revolving Doors: Recommended Practices for Middle Level and High School Teachers of At-Risk and Highly Mobile Students
Effective Teaching and At-Risk/Highly Mobile Students: What Do Award-Winning Teachers Do?
Educating Children Without Housing: A Primer on Legal Requirements and Implementation of Strategies for Educators, Advocates, and Policy Makers by Barbara Duffield (Priority 5 TRIO Training keynote speaker)
 Homeless Amoung Youth: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness:2010

College Access

Examining the Role of Summer Bridge Programs in Promoting College Readiness and Completion: Lessons Learned from Texas’ Developmental Summer Bridges
Early College Planning Essentials for Lationo Students Success, Experts Say
The College Ladder: Linking Secondary and Postsecondary Education for Success for All Students by Jennifer Brown Lerner (Priority 5 TRIO Training keynote speaker) and Betsy Brand

Service Learning Resources

Community Learning Resources
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
Service Learning: A Balanced Approach to Experiencial Education


Employment Resources for People with Disabilities
 AHEAD: Assoc. on Higher Education and Disabilities TRIO Training Opportunities

General and Misc. Educational Resources

National Student Clearing House: for tracking TRIO particpants
Adobe Educational Exchange: A central area for educators to meet, share, discuss, and collaborate on topics of interest.
Adobe Foundations of Design and Print Production: A yearlong, project-based curriculeum that develops career and communication skills in print production and graphic design.
Adobe Digital Design Foundations of Web Design: A yearlong, project-based curriculum that develops IT career skills in web design and production.
Adobe Digital Video Design and Production: A yearlong, project-based curriculm that debvelops career and communication skills in digital video production.
Video Production Resource Center: A free project-based resources for teaching video production skills to students of all levels.
Adobe Rich Internet Application (RIA) Teaching Resources: A combination of online workshop modules for self-study, course projects to apply the skills learned, and book recommendations to build a course on RIA design and development.
The Silent Transormation: Evolution and Impact of Digital Communication Skills Development in Post-Secondary Education
Creating Successful Partnerships with Parents of First Generation College Students
Advising At-Risk Students in College and University Settings: Intrusive advising strategies