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Brinkley-Etzkorn, Karen E. – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 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…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Adult Basic Education, Barriers, Older Adults
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Hock, Michael F. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Adults with learning disabilities (LD) attending adult basic education, GED programs, or community colleges are among the lowest performers on measures of literacy. For example, on multiple measures of reading comprehension, adults with LD had a mean reading score at the third grade level, whereas adults without LD read at the fifth grade level.…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Reading Comprehension, Learning Disabilities, Adult Basic Education
Culligan, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The rise in the enrollment of persons with disabilities in post-secondary institutions has introduced a need for the identification of services and/or pre-entry variables that assist in the elevation of retention rates. There is a growing substantiation that connects support service usage with a successful academic experience. However, there is…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Academic Persistence, Student Personnel Services
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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The 2012 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 48th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Adult Education
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Boulden, Walter T. – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 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…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Student Projects, Graduation Rate, Adult Learning
Mikulecky, Larry – 2003
A review of current literature identifies three growing trends. First, there has been an increase in legislatively mandated accountability that requires taxpayer-funded education and research programs be demonstrated effective by "scientifically based research." To receive federal monies programs must emphasize quantitative,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Articulation (Education)
Garner, Barbara, Ed. – Focus on Basics, 2001
This set of four newsletters contains articles to help adult basic education and literacy teachers connect research and practice. The following are among the articles included: "The Effects of Continuing Goal-Setting on Persistence in a Math Classroom" (Pamela Meader); "Do the Cognitive Skills of Dropouts Matter in the Labor…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Basic Skills
Spradling, Tina – 2000
An adult educator at an all-male maximum-security correctional center in Virginia conducted a research project to learn her students' attitudes toward the computers that had recently been introduced in their classroom. She used the following data collection tools and activities: a nine-question survey that was administered to the students in all…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Action Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL. North Central Regional Tech. in Education Consortium. – 2000
This document consists of a booklet describing the Captured Wisdom project and transcripts of videos from the two CD-ROM disks. The booklet details how to get the most from the CD-ROMs with suggestions directed toward teachers, professional development providers, and administrators. Six Captured Wisdom learning sites are listed. The Captured…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Adult Students
Richards, Lisa, Ed. – GED Items, 1996
"GED Items" is published bimonthly by the GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education. This volume contains six issues, each containing several articles related to adult education, equivalency testing, and the General Educational Development (GED) program. The first issue features an article by Frederick Stadler on the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adults, Educational Technology
Richards, Lisa, Ed. – 1996
"GED Items" is published by the GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education. This volume contains six issues, each containing several articles related to adult education, equivalency testing, and the General Educational Development (GED) program. In the lead article of the first issue, Judith Anderson discusses the Internet…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adults, Educational Technology
Northwest Regional Literacy Resource Center, Seattle, WA. – 1997
This guide provides a work-in-progress family literacy curriculum. The materials are intended to be adapted to fit the parents in the specific setting. Each of 14 sections contains a number of activities that support the following ideas: documenting parents as the first teachers of their children using family portfolios; parent support time;…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Development, Adult Literacy, Child Development
Anderson, Clinton L.; Kime, Steve F. – 1996
The U.S. military has made numerous important contributions to the development of adult and continuing education. As in civilian adult education, military innovations in education have consistently used workplace learning. The educational benefits produced by the GI Bill democratized education by exploding the myth that "common" people…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Articulation (Education), Competency Based Education
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy. – 1997
This document profiles 285 adult education and literacy resources that were developed with funding provided under Section 353 of the Adult Education Act. The resources are grouped according to the following categories: adult education program management; adults with disabilities, competency-based adult education; corrections education; English as…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Adult Students
TIU Adult Education and Job Training Center, Lewistown, PA. – 1993
A project developed a planned course of study using laser disc software to enhance social studies, science, and literature and the arts in Adult Basic Education (ABE)/General Educational Development (GED) reading classes. During the first part of the project, laser disc software was reviewed to ascertain what material was compatible with the…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Computer Software Selection, Content Area Reading, Courseware
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