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Beach, Richard – Online Submission, 2011
This paper analyzes the influence of three different learning paradigms for learning literacy--formalist, cognitive-processing, and literacy practices--on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. It argues that the Common Core State Standards are based largely on a formalist paradigm as evident in the emphasis on teaching text…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Models, State Standards, Educational Change
Song, Wei; Patterson, Margaret Becker – GED Testing Service, 2011
Ever since achieving a high school credential by passing the GED Tests became widely institutionalized through the adult education programs in the United States, the outcomes for GED credential recipients have continued to be of great interest to the adult education community and the general public. Does earning a GED credential bring positive…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Dropouts, High School Graduates, Educational Status Comparison
Song, Wei – GED Testing Service, 2011
Ever since achieving a high school credential by passing the GED[R] test became widely institutionalized through adult education programs in the United States, outcomes for GED test credential recipients have continued to be of great interest to the adult education community and the general public. Very few studies of GED test credential…
Descriptors: Adult Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Labor Market, Educational Research
Guison-Dowdy, Anne; Patterson, Margaret Becker – GED Testing Service, 2011
Since the 1990s, a wealth of literature has compared the benefits of having a GED[R] test credential versus a traditional high school diploma or no high school credential, with an early emphasis on economic impact. One advantage of passing the GED test lies in its ability to open doors to the postsecondary system. Nearly two-thirds of U.S.…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, High School Graduates, Educational Status Comparison, Economic Impact
Literacy Information and Communication System, 2011
This edition of "'LINCS' Resource Collection News" features the Workforce Competitiveness Collection, covering the topics of workforce education, English language acquisition, and technology. Each month Collections News features one of the three "LINCS" (Literacy Information and Communication System) Resource Collections--Basic…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, English (Second Language), Language Acquisition, Labor Force
Penner, Audrey J. – Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011
The purpose of this study was to identify differences in performance if any, between learners with a high school diploma, and those with a GED credential, at two postsecondary institutions, Holland College on Prince Edward Island (PEI) and Nova Scotia Community College in Nova Scotia (NS). Of interest is how these adults perform in a postsecondary…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Human Capital, High School Students, Community Colleges
Adams, James Victor – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The aim of this study was to investigate whether there was a statistically significant difference in collegiate success rates of GED credential recipients and high school graduates in community colleges. Data obtained from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) PeopleSoft system at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Credentials, Grade Point Average, Technical Institutes
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2011
The General Educational Development program, or GED, is undergoing the biggest revamping in its 69-year history, driven by mounting recognition that young adults' future success depends on getting more than a high-school-level education. Potent forces have converged to stoke the GED's redesign. A labor market that increasingly seeks some…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Education Work Relationship, High School Equivalency Programs, Developmental Studies Programs
Sieben, Lauren – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2011
Many community colleges, along with some public-school districts and family-literacy programs, are overhauling their GED curricula and support services. Nearly 40 million American adults do not have high-school or GED diplomas, according to 2009 data from the American Council on Education, which developed the GED test. Another of the council's…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Community Colleges, Family Literacy, Family Programs
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Kenner, Cari; Weinerman, Jason – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
Adult learners that enter today's higher education community bring learning styles and life experiences that may either be critical foundations for future success or deeply entrenched beliefs that hinder learning in the academic environment. As adult learners enroll in their entry level courses, college instructors will need to realize that these…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students
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Patterson, Margaret Becker; Higgins, Jennifer; Bozman, Martha; Katz, Michael – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2011
We conducted a pilot study to see how the GED Mathematics Test could be administered on computer with embedded accessibility tools. We examined test scores and test-taker experience. Nineteen GED test centers across five states and 216 randomly assigned GED Tests candidates participated in the project. GED candidates completed two GED mathematics…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Mathematics Tests, High School Equivalency Programs, Test Wiseness
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Zacharakis, Jeff; Steichen, Marie; Diaz de Sabates, Gabriela; Glass, Dianne – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2011
In this qualitative research study, we sought to better understand the experiences of adult learners in adult education centers. We conducted eight focus groups with 104 adult education students from 25 adult learning centers. Five groups were made up of English-speaking ABE students; learners in the three ESL groups spoke Spanish. We used an…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education
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Gardner, Hillary – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2011
In 2006, this author decided to make multiple intelligences (MI)-inspired "activity menus" a regular part of her ESOL/Civics classes. She first tried this technique in a single class session to review what students had learned about industrialization, and it was a huge success. Since 2006, the author has introduced MI-inspired activity…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Learner Engagement, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Deficit Committee's Failure Triggers Automatic Spending Cuts: Education Programs Could Face $3.5 Billion in Cuts; (2)…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, High School Graduates, Public Education, Educational Finance
Dunn Carpenter, Christina Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The vision statement of one large Midwestern community college is "dedicated to helping students achieve lifelong fulfillment by providing a quality, innovative and responsive learning environment. Each day, [the college] champions the aspirations of individuals, communities and the state..." Helping each individual realize a lifelong…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High School Equivalency Programs, Quality of Life, Community Colleges
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