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ERIC Number: EJ1155710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-8607
Challenges and Solutions to Assisting Older Adults in Completing the GED: A Study of What the Experts Say
Brinkley-Etzkorn, Karen E.
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v7 n4 Article 2 p16-34 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the challenges and solutions encountered by Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs currently serving older adults seeking a GED credential in states where this is the only high school equivalency option available. The following questions guided this research: (1) what are the perceived characteristics and needs of older students seeking a high school equivalency diploma?; (2) how do GED programs promote the success of their older students?; and (3) what are the future service and planning needs of these GED programs with regard to this population? To address these questions, a series of 55 one-on-one, semi-structured interviews with experts across 32 GED-only states was carried out. Findings revealed a consistent, shared experience in terms of overall attitudes and challenges among these experts, as well as a variety of innovative practices and recommendations for assisting older learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests
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