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ERIC Number: EJ1059232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-2169-0480
Desire: A Key Factor for Successful Online GED Adult Learners
Shaw, Donita; Tham, Yuen San Sarah; Hogle, Julie; Koch, Jody
Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, v4 n1 p21-35 Spr 2015
The purpose of this study was to analyze the experiences of 12 adult online General Educational Development (GED) students to determine the role of program and personal factors that influenced their successful passing of the GED or their dropping-out of the program. Through surveys and interviews, we discovered that desire was the key factor for success. Teacher support also played a very important role. Our findings support the interest in adult online GED programs and provide insight to factors of persistence.
Commission on Adult Basic Education. PO Box 620, Syracuse, NY 13206. Tel: 888-442-6223; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs; High Schools; Adult Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A