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Prins, Esther; Kassab, Cathy – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
Transitions to postsecondary education for GED graduates are a growing concern for educators and policy makers. This article analyzes the educational, demographic, and financial characteristics of Pennsylvania postsecondary students with a GED credential compared with traditional high school graduates, and identifies rural-urban differences within…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Postsecondary Education, Student Characteristics, Comparative Analysis
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Prins, Esther; Drayton, Brendaly; Gungor, Ramazan; Kassab, Cathy – American Journal of Distance Education, 2012
Although many adult basic education programs offer distance learning (DL) for GED (General Educational Development) and English as a Second Language learners, this topic has received little scholarly attention. This article examines the availability, usage, and effectiveness of DL for rural GED candidates in Pennsylvania; students' demographic and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Distance Education, Educational Development
Van Horn, Barbara L.; Kassab, Cathy – Center for Rural Pennsylvania, 2011
Dropping out of high school seriously impacts an individual's job opportunities, income potential and employment stability. To minimize those risks, individuals can earn a General Educational Development (GED) credential. Researchers have studied the impact of obtaining a GED on candidates' lives and found that the credential affects their…
Descriptors: Credentials, Educational Needs, Home Study, Public School Adult Education