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Gutierrez, Lorena – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Migrant and seasonal farmworkers are the fabric and driving force of the agricultural economy in the U.S. They make it possible for us to thrive on fresh fruits and sustenance on a daily basis. However, there has been a lengthy history of K-12 schools failing to meet the needs of children of migrant farmworkers and youth migrant farmworkers.…
Descriptors: Migrant Workers, Agricultural Occupations, Agriculture, Elementary Secondary Education
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
Keesler, Amy R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the state of adult literacy in Tennessee. The field of adult education underwent a transition as the testing procedure and the test changed to correlate with the induction of the Common Core standards in public schools. Adult students face many barriers to overcome to be successful. The research…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Adult Students, High School Equivalency Programs
Miles, April Danielle – ProQuest LLC, 2014
In this study, the researcher compared the success of community college graduates who entered college with a GED, a high school diploma, or an alternative diploma. The researcher used a quantitative analysis method with the existing data of students for three years within a single community college system to answer research questions to determine…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, High School Equivalency Programs, High School Graduates, Statistical Analysis
McKay, Pilar Erin – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Options are limited to gaining a high school equivalency for dropouts. The General Education Development (GED) exam provides people who have left school one way of gaining their secondary school credential. Employing the use of in-depth interviews, auto-ethnography, and participant observation, this study reports the descriptive findings of twelve…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Student Experience, Interviews, Ethnography
Bouchard, John G. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This is a study of the statistical difference in post-secondary attendance between high school graduates and 16-to 18-year-old GED recipients controlling for parental socioeconomic status, 10th grade test scores in math, and the number of high school math classes taken. Although GEDs can be the cognitive equivalents of high school graduates, they…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, High School Equivalency Programs, Academic Persistence, Postsecondary Education
Muro, Andres – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Overwhelming evidence shows that domestic violence is a very serious problem affecting women in the United States. Black et al. (2010) report that approximately 34 million women in the United States, or approximately 30%, have experienced some form of violence including rape, physical, violence, and/or stalking in their lifetimes. Twenty-two…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Test Construction, Test Validity, Family Violence
Feltman, Doris R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to analyze a prominent alternative education practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia through an analysis of the Virginia Department of Education's Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) program and the alternative education environment it provides. This was a descriptive study using non-experimental…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, State Programs, Program Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics
Raitano, Amanda Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The Rhode Island Department of Education determined that 56% of high school juniors in public schools are not meeting mathematics performance standards. If a student is not proficient in school, then his or her ability and desire to continue education are diminished, raising the chances of drop out. Hispanic students have the highest dropout rate…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Low Achievement, Low Income Groups, Dropouts
Akers, Kimberly – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Correctional education's primary goal is to reduce recidivism and increase employment among ex-offenders. The Bureau of Prison's practical goal in its mandatory GED program is to maximize the number of inmates obtaining the GED in a given time period. The purpose of this research is to model the number of instructional hours an inmate requires to…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, High School Equivalency Programs, Criminals
Baum-Leaman, Rebekah – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Although teachers continue to implement an array of best practices, learners identified as unsuccessful according to criteria may lack engagement to succeed in the current curriculum activities. Even as teachers continue to apply best practices in the classroom, data does not support continued improvement of student engagement and achievement of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Student Attitudes, Educational Practices
Hutto, Debra Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Adult Basic Education (ABE) and the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) programs serve those students who, for whatever reason, have left the educational system without attaining a regular high school diploma. Because of the manner in which they may have left the school system, many have negative emotions and personal agency beliefs hindering their…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Quasiexperimental Design, High School Equivalency Programs, Learning Strategies
Grover, Sharon D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
According to the instructors and administrators at a local adult education (AE) program in Houston, Texas, retaining and graduating general education development (GED) students has been a constant challenge. Locating GED attendance barriers could enable AE programs to develop techniques that increase student retention and graduation rates. The…
Descriptors: General Education, High School Equivalency Programs, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
Hairston, Melissa Tynetta – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study took an in depth look at student-teacher relationships as one institutional barrier affecting GED completion among adults. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of student-instructor relationships, specifically Instructor Connectedness and Instructor Anxiety, and its effects on adults seeking GED completion. Data from…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, High School Equivalency Programs, Barriers, Academic Achievement
Leedy, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is a credential created to help individuals that did not or could not complete a high school education and receive a high school diploma. Individuals can obtain their GED by returning to school with enrollment in Adult Education Programs and GED classes; however, many individuals without a high school diploma…
Descriptors: Barriers, Success, High School Equivalency Programs, Statistical Analysis
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