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Daley, Barbara J.; Martin, Larry G.; Roessger, Kevin M. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
Within this "Adult Education Quarterly" ("AEQ") forum, the authors call for a dialogue and examination of research methods in the field of adult and continuing education. Using the article by Boeren as a starting point, the authors analyze both qualitative and quantitative research trends and advocate for more methodological…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Adult Education, Continuing Education
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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
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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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Schwartz, Joni – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2014
This article, based on an ethnographic study of an urban General Education Development (GED) program, suggests that for some marginalized young men of color, Adult education programs are counter-spaces of spatial justice in opposition to previous negative school spaces. Framed by critical race theory (CRT) and drawing on critical geography and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Males, High School Equivalency Programs, African American Students
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Bridwell, Sandra D. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2013
Using Kegan's constructive-developmental theory, this study examines transformative learning among six low-income and homeless women of Color pursuing their GED in a shelter-based literacy program. Narrative analysis of two developmental interview instruments indicated that some participants' epistemological perspectives and knowledge construction…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Theories, Economically Disadvantaged, Homeless People