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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
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
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)
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. – 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
Cooper, Richard – 1999
A staff development program was conducted to provide adult educators in Pennsylvania with information about adults with learning differences and information about using alternative instructional tools and techniques to instruct such adults. The following four training sessions were developed: (1) Teaching GED (General Educational Development) Math…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Students
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Adult Learning and Literacy Clearinghouse. – 1999
These eight fact sheets, which are intended for teachers, administrators, and others interested in adult basic education and adult literacy, cover a wide range of topics related to adult learning and literacy. This document contains revised versions of fact sheets 0, 3, 6, 7, 12, 14, 16, and 18. The following are among the topics discussed on the…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Clearinghouses
Burrows, Debra G. – 1997
A project developed and conducted a summer institute to offer training, hands-on activities, and workshops addressing educational technology for adult basic education (ABE), General Educational Development (GED) and literacy education teachers, administrators, and staff. During the first phase of the project, the institute was designed as a 3-day…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Computer Uses in Education