ERIC Number: EJ836263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Evaluation of the Advancing Young Adult Learning Project
Boulden, Walter T.
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v2 n1 p3-12 Spr 2008
A two-year evaluation of the Advancing Young Adult Learning (AYAL) project was conducted. AYAL is a professional development process for teachers working with 16- to 24-year-old students preparing for their General Educational Development Test (GED). It combines Youth Cultural Competency (YCC), Project-Based Learning (PBL), and strengths-based Case Management (CM). Following the implementation of the AYAL training and ongoing technical support, students in participating GED programs increased their average time of enrollment from 3 weeks prior to the program to over 20 weeks, spent an average of over 90 hours in the program, and increased their graduation rates from 10% prior to the program to 24% in the first year and over 40% in the second year.
Descriptors: Educational Development, Student Projects, Graduation Rate, Adult Learning, Young Adults, Active Learning, Educational Technology, Professional Development, Technical Support, Enrollment, Dropouts, Adult Literacy, Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Focus Groups
Commission on Adult Basic Education and ProLiteracy America. 1320 Jamesville Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210. Tel: 315-422-9121; Web site: http://www.coabe.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests