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Dunn, Terri Cauley – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this phenomenological research study was to describe how inmate students incarcerated in an Alabama Department of Correctional Services (ADOC) work release facility, and who are enrolled in a prison-based GED program, perceive the role of education in curtailing criminal activity among prisoners who are released back into society.…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Phenomenology, High School Equivalency Programs
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
"Taking Stock and Pushing Forward" (2014) reports states' progress toward the Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for Education. State-specific documents report on student achievement as well as essential state policies to improve it. Among the many metrics: how states are improving achievement on NAEP, high school graduation rates, and access…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Standards, State Policy, National Competency Tests
Bayles, Ronald – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of urban students in Central Alabama with high self-efficacy who have dropped out of school to pursue a GED. This study: (a) provided a platform that gave voice to students to share their lived experience as they made the decision to drop out of high school, (b) identified the character…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Self Efficacy, Resilience (Psychology), Qualitative Research