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ERIC Number: EJ804833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0271-9517
Learning about Students with General Education Development Diplomas on College Campuses: Implications for Academic Advisors
Tokpah, Christopher; Padak, Nancy; Baycich, Dianna; Trehan, Dawn Marie; Turnidge, Darrell
NACADA Journal, v26 n1 p77-88 Spr 2006
As the numbers of students who earn the general educational development (GED) high school equivalency diploma increase, so too does the presence of GED credential holders on college campuses. Yet in large universities, they make up a relatively small demographic group whose advising needs may go unnoticed. In this article, we describe a series of studies undertaken to learn more about Kent State University students who hold GED diplomas, and we focus on results that have implications for academic advisors. The studies were designed to summarize and analyze demographic, academic, and interview data so that a portrait of students with GED diplomas could be developed. We hope that these portraits provide a more complete understanding of the academic needs and aspirations of GED holders in higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio