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Magnisalis, Ioannis; Demetriadis, Stavros – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2017
This article presents evaluation data regarding the MAPIS3 architecture which is proposed as a solution for the data-transfer among various tools to promote flexible collaborative learning designs. We describe the problem that this architecture deals with as "tool orchestration" in collaborative learning settings. This term refers to a…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Computer System Design, Internet
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White, David G.; Levin, James A. – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2016
The goal of this research study has been to develop, implement, and evaluate a school reform design experiment at a continuation high school with low-income, low-performing underrepresented minority students. The complexity sciences served as a theoretical framework for this design experiment. Treating an innovative college preparatory program as…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Schools, Low Income, Low Achievement
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Worthman, Christopher; Troiano, Beverly – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2016
This article draws on Foucault's later work to consider in an exploratory but specific way how that work can inform educational research. It introduces the concepts of "capillary discourses" and "fissure points" to show, by way of example, how a regime of truth such as neoliberalism shapes lifelong learning theory, the pedagogy…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Neoliberalism, Lifelong Learning, Learning Theories
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Shaw, Donita; Tham, Yuen San Sarah; Hogle, Julie; Koch, Jody – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to analyze the experiences of 12 adult online General Educational Development (GED) students to determine the role of program and personal factors that influenced their successful passing of the GED or their dropping-out of the program. Through surveys and interviews, we discovered that desire was the key factor for…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Adult Students, Student Experience, Electronic Learning
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McKnight, Andrew N. – Critical Questions in Education, 2015
This paper looks at the perspectives of 22 young adults concerning their upbringings and life experiences, experiences in inner city and suburban schools, after leaving school, and later in a privately funded urban GED preparation facility in a large southern city. Specifically it addresses the conceptions students have about school and their…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Urban Schools, Student School Relationship, Young Adults
Poulos, Jennifer; d'Entremont, Chad; Culbertson, Nina – Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, 2015
In 2004, Boston Public Schools reported that more than 8% of its students dropped out of school that year. The city faced a crisis. Thousands of students were failing to earn a high-school diploma, a necessary credential for entrance into postsecondary education and/or the twenty-first century workforce. Factors driving students' decisions to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Interviews
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Patterson, Margaret Becker – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
Many adults with special needs, who did not finish high school, complete a GED® credential to go to college. As they prepare to transition, they may encounter barriers and likely require supports to succeed in college. The purpose of this qualitative research paper is to describe the college prospects of transitioning adults with a GED credential…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Adult Students, High School Equivalency Programs, Qualitative Research
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Davis, C. Amelia – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2014
In this selection, the author provides a re-representation of data that honors the voice of participants, allowing readers the opportunity to draw their own interpretations about what the participants' lived experiences mean. Developed from a study designed to explore the lived experiences of 18- to 25-year-olds transitioning from high school…
Descriptors: High Schools, Adult Basic Education, Personal Narratives, High School Equivalency Programs
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Brinkley-Etzkorn, Karen E.; Skolits, Gary – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
Given the changes made to the GED® test in 2014, one concern among state policy makers, adult educators, and GED® service providers has been the impact of these changes on students as well as teachers, staff, volunteers, and other GED® program stakeholders. Using a qualitative, case study research approach focused on one GED® test preparation site…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Young Adults, Adult Students, Student Attitudes
Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Grossman, Amanda; Cullinan, Dan – MDRC, 2014
For the nearly 39 million U.S. adults who do not have a high school diploma, the General Educational Development (GED) programs and exam have served as the main avenue for improving individuals' skills and helping them earn a high school credential. However, few students who start these programs ever get this credential, and even fewer advance to…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Tests, Thinking Skills, Writing Skills
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Bergman, Andrea; Kong, Grace; Pope, Alice – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
There are many benefits for emerging adults, both financial and personal, in obtaining a General Education Development (GED®) credential (Ou, 2008). However, little is known about the correlates of GED® credential attainment in "disconnected" emerging adults attending GED® programs. Our goal was to examine whether externalizing…
Descriptors: General Education, Credentials, High School Equivalency Programs, Young Adults
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Potts, Kristi S.; Bierlein Palmer, Louann – Community College Review, 2014
As one of the few qualitative studies on this topic, this phenomenological study examined how parolees experience participation in a community college reentry program. One-on-one interviews were conducted with 11 parolee college students. Major themes found that parolees enjoy the college environment and that they have become role models for their…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Illinois Community College Board, 2014
The development of this policy guide was prompted by a variety of needs and issues in the field of adult education as related to adult students who have special learning needs. After many years of workshops and policy committee meetings, the resulting document reflects the growth in awareness for special needs students by both practitioners and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Learning Problems, Learning Disabilities
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
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
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