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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
Duckworth, Rod – Florida Department of Education, 2018
The Adult High School (AHS) program enables an adult student, to complete the required courses and state assessments to earn a standard high school diploma. Course requirements in adult high school programs are designed in accordance with core content standards. A program of instruction for both traditional and co-enrolled AHS students shall be…
Descriptors: Technical Assistance, Adult Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Annual Reports
Hawaii State Department of Education, 2018
This data book profiles noteworthy academic events, trends and outcomes at the state and complex-area level. It includes tables, figures and narrative sections related to demographic, financial and educational performance. Also, comparisons to other states with characteristics similar to Hawaii are provided to illustrate relative progress or…
Descriptors: Demography, Educational Finance, Academic Achievement, Tables (Data)
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Gray, Susan H.; Ehri, Linnea C.; Locke, John L. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
A randomized control trial compared the effects of two kinds of vocabulary instruction on component reading skills of adult struggling readers. Participants seeking alternative high school diplomas received 8 h of scripted tutoring to learn forty academic vocabulary words embedded within a civics curriculum. They were matched for language…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Vocabulary, Reading Skills, High School Equivalency Programs
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Golden, Noah Asher – Teaching Education, 2018
The signifier "alternative" in education has largely shifted from progressive or humanizing pedagogies to deficit framings requiring alternate graduation criteria. This development is part of broader neoliberal educational reform efforts that disrupt longstanding conceptions of teachers' roles. This study serves to investigate long-term…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Neoliberalism, Personal Narratives, Teacher Attitudes
Villanueva, Chandra; Fillion, Nicole; Pfeiffer, Abby – Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2018
Texas has a large and growing population of adults who do not have a high school diploma or something equivalent. Recent changes to the national GED test and the introduction of additional exams in Texas have potentially exacerbated the problem. This report presents information derived from a community assessment of the Austin and San Antonio…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Community Study, Change Strategies, State Policy
Lotas, Alexandra V. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While adult literacy programs have historically been marginalized within the US educational system, there is growing interest in making these programs more academically effective. Because of this, the General Education Development (GED) exam was recently revised to be more rigorous, especially in its assessment of writing. Although these changes…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Adult Literacy, Academic Discourse, Writing Instruction
Dauderis, Darcy A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The study represented an examination of the factors influencing students' ability to successfully graduate from postsecondary institutions and whether this differs between high school equivalency credential earners and high school diploma earners. The study has clarified a predictive relationship among type of high school credential and graduation…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Vocational Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Predictor Variables
Del Bosque, Sylvia Eulalia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Leadership in the 21st century continues to be an ongoing concern and challenge for leaders and followers alike. According to the Servant Leadership Theory (SLT), individuals with a natural desire to serve have the potential to become servant leaders, lead unselfishly, and demonstrate leadership through authenticity, humility and trustworthiness…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, High School Equivalency Programs, High School Students, High School Graduates
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2018
Until 2014, the General Educational Development (GED®) test dominated the high school equivalency (HSE) test market throughout the United States, to the point that educational experts acknowledged the acronym "GED" had become synonymous with "high school equivalency." However, changes to the test, the way it is administered,…
Descriptors: High School Students, High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Student Participation
Miller, Cynthia; Cummings, Danielle; Millenky, Megan; Wiegand, Andrew; Long, David – MDRC, 2018
Making the successful transition to adulthood has become increasingly difficult for many young people in the United States, particularly for those without a college education. Those without a high school degree face even tougher prospects, with especially high unemployment rates and falling wages. A typical worker without a high school diploma…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, High School Equivalency Programs
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Gruen, Rachael – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2018
In this case study, I examine the ways adult learners improve skills and practices around communication, problem-solving, motivation, self-esteem, and technology through engagement in a makerspace curriculum focused on composition. A primary objective is to provide insight into the various ways that adult education environments can incorporate…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Case Studies, Adult Education, Communication Skills
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Rossi, Rachael J.; Bower, Corey Bunje – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
Utilizing a data set of over 900,000 enrollees in adult basic education programs in New York State between 2005 and 2013, we examine the college enrollment of GED® passers. Upon enrollment in an adult basic education program, participants were asked whether they wanted to attend college after completion; almost 13,000 students both indicated a…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Enrollment, Higher Education, Predictor Variables
GED Testing Service, 2018
The manual is presented in the form of a policy grid. The grid includes a consolidated list of General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service policies regarding the GED® test and overall GED® program. The grid combines all of the policies into one unified table and supersedes any prior policy manual.
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Equivalency Tests, Testing Programs, Educational Policy
Terry, Marion – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative, ethnographic case study was to compare the experiences of stakeholders connected to adult high schools and adult literacy programs in Manitoba, Canada. This is an important study, because it gathered information about providing educational services to adults who have dropped out of school. The researcher used…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Adult Education, High Schools, Adult Literacy
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