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Wahl, Ellen; Kleinbard, Peter; Reilly, Michael Chavez – Jobs for the Future, 2012
New York City's College Access and Success Initiative (CAS) focuses on improving the odds of success for young people who have graduated from failing high schools, are recent immigrants, or who have dropped out and then attained a GED. Begun in 2004, it demonstrates how colleges and community organizations can integrate education and youth…
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, Cooperation
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Nix, J. Vincent; Michalak, Megan B. – Journal of Adult Education, 2012
Students entering college face many obstacles to success. Students who received a General Education Development (GED) face additional barriers that must be addressed in order for success in higher education. The Successful Transitions and Retention Track Program employs a holistic approach to addressing the needs of GED holders entering college.
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Holistic Approach, College Students, Barriers
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Horne, Lela M.; Rachal, John R.; Shelley, Kyna – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
A mixed methods framework utilized quantitative and qualitative data to determine whether statistically significant differences existed between high school and GED[R] student perceptions of credential value. An exploratory factor analysis (n=326) extracted four factors and then a MANOVA procedure was performed with a stratified quota sample…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Educational Certificates, Role, Difficulty Level
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Tuck, Eve – High School Journal, 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…
Descriptors: Credentials, Educational Development, Action Research, Educational Researchers
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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
Foster, Marcie – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2012
At no time in recent history has the importance of adult education been greater and the funding more threatened. Despite the fact that as many as 93 million adults in the U.S. may need basic skills services to improve their economic prospects, funding for these services is stagnating at the federal level and being slashed in statehouses and state…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Finance, Tuition, Federal Aid
CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (NJ1), 2012
This report is California's response to the four questions that the United States Department of Education (ED), Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), requires of all states and territories receiving federal funding through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title II and Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). The questions…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Adult Education, Literacy Education, Family Literacy
Crissey, Sarah R.; Bauman, Kurt J. – US Census Bureau, 2012
The Census Bureau has historically grouped high school diploma holders along with those who hold "high school equivalent" credentials. Among these is the credential earned through successfully passing the General Education Development (GED) test. Interest in identifying those with GEDs has recently increased, in part from debate within…
Descriptors: Credentials, High Schools, Educational Attainment, Census Figures
Lott, Donalyn Leufroy – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Examining the efficacy of literacy improvement, general education development (GED) completion, and GED completers' perceptions of college readiness and social capital was the purpose of this study. The participant sample (n = 321), derived from the target population (N = 1050), consisted of former participants of Adult Literacy Education…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Social Capital, High School Equivalency Programs, Introductory Courses
Reddy, Mina – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examines the perceptions of identity of a category of students that has rarely been studied in the context of higher education. These are adults who have participated in GED preparation or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses in Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs. A college education is increasingly necessary for…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Higher Education, Self Concept, Identification
Grossman, Helene Joyce – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Sokolowski (2000) summarized the phenomenological attitude by saying, "We look at what we normally look through" (p. 50). Through interviews and document analysis, this study looked at the lives of six students and their decision to return to their education to earn a high school diploma. The purpose of this study was to illuminate how…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Interviews
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
Garvey, John – Jobs for the Future, 2011
For many years, the General Educational Development (GED) credential has been viewed as the high school dropout's safety net. Though not as well regarded as the high school diploma, the GED has opened up educational and economic opportunity for millions of young people and adults who did not finish high school. Nearly 680,000 people take the full…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, High Schools, Dropouts, College Programs
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
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