ERIC Number: ED441140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Adult Education. Success Stories 2000.
Royce, Sherry, Ed.
This booklet contains profiles of nine outstanding adult learners from eight Pennsylvania counties who have been recognized for their educational achievements and for acknowledging the power of education in their lives and overcoming great personal difficulties to improve and enhance the quality of their lives and those of their families and communities. The following individuals are among those profiled: (1) a 45-year-old veteran who overcame homelessness and joblessness after completing a literacy program and thereafter found employment and earned several raises; (2) a mother of 12 children who earned a General Educational Development (GED) certificate and plans to attend a community college; (3) a Thai immigrant who is now working toward a GED certificate; (4) a woman who, after being paralyzed from the neck down in a diving accident, completed her high school diploma and works as a volunteer tutor and advocate for residents of a local nursing home; and (5) a woman who, after earning a GED certificate, went on to graduate from a technical institute and ultimately earned a four-year engineering degree. Each student profile is accompanied by a brief profile of the adult education program completed by the student. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Basic Skills, Biographies, College Programs, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Patterns, High School Equivalency Programs, Immigrants, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Skill Development, Special Needs Students, State Programs, Student Educational Objectives, Success, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Veterans, Womens Education
Clearinghouse AdvancE, Department of Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-5420. Tel: 800-992-2283 (Toll Free); Tel: 717-783-9192; TDD: 717-783-8445; Fax: 717-783-5420.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: General Educational Development Tests; Pennsylvania