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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2019
By 2030, experts expect one in five American workers to have an immigrant background. And there are already 44 million immigrants in the United States. Most arrive with unmet workforce training needs. Even those with advanced degrees from their own countries can face language and cultural barriers that can leave them stuck in jobs that squander…
Descriptors: Job Training, Immigrants, Refugees, Community Colleges
Holleman, Martha – Abell Foundation, 2019
The lack of a high school diploma both reflects and exacerbates some of the most severe inequities in our society. According to the U.S. Census American Community Survey, those with a high school diploma or its equivalent in Baltimore earn about $7,000 more a year than those without one (an estimated $28,396 versus $21,359). The lack of a high…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, High School Equivalency Programs, Adults, Urban Schools
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West, Stephen G.; Hughes, Jan N.; Kim, Han Joe; Bauer, Shelby S. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
The Motivation for Educational Attainment (MEA) questionnaire, developed to assess facets related to early adolescents' motivation to complete high school, has a bifactor structure with a large general factor and three smaller orthogonal specific factors (teacher expectations, peer aspirations, value of education). This prospective validity study…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Educational Attainment, Questionnaires, Adolescent Attitudes
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Asher Golden, Noah; Zacher Pandya, Jessica – Language and Education, 2019
This article revisits questions on the utility of identity in literacy studies. Following a review of the range of conceptions of identity and framings of its uses, we argue that "identity-as-position" is needed as a pragmatic tool in the field of literacy studies, and grounds responsive critical literacy practices. Drawing on a…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Critical Literacy, Case Studies, Literacy Education
Navarro, Carlos; Delgado, Islande; Calderón, María G. – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2019
In Costa Rica, before 2016 the subject of statistics was not included in the national high school tests in Mathematics. As of 2016, the test, consisting of 60 items, includes 9 statistical items. On the other hand, teachers in their lessons usually use traditional expository methods, mediated by the use of a blackboard and printed materials. In…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Statistics, High School Equivalency Programs, Adult Programs
Kannam, Jessica; Weiss, Madison – American Youth Policy Forum, 2019
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states with tools to strengthen accountability and ensure high-quality educational opportunities for all students, including those served in alternative schools and programs. The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) conducted a review of 38 ESSA state plans to better understand how states are…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Nontraditional Education