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ERIC Number: EJ970191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1498
Repatriating the GED: Urban Youth and the Alternative to a High School Diploma
Tuck, Eve
High School Journal, v95 n4 p4-18 Sum 2012
This article discusses competing perspectives on the value of the General Educational Development (GED) credential. Although scholars and journalists debate the worth of the credential, urban youth continue to pursue the GED, especially as proxy for inadequate schooling. Using qualitative data from a participatory action research project, the author appraises the value of the GED from the perspectives of urban youth, and argues that youth place significance in the credential in ways previously ignored and under theorized by educational researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. (Contains 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests