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ERIC Number: EJ1014744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Second Chances. The Value of Adult Education and the GED
Rose, Mike
Phi Delta Kappan, v94 n6 p45-49 Mar 2013
This is an excerpt from "Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education" (The New Press, 2012). It concludes that GED programs need more resources, not less. The programs tend to be populated by low-to-modest income people who failed school the first time around and now are considered less worthy of investment. GED programs have poor completion rates, but that is often because the many demands on students' lives overwhelm their ability to attend school. With a review of GED standards currently underway, we should deeply consider the role the GED plays in the lives of those who pursue it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A