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Gardner, Susanne – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
Understanding the elements of educational success for adult English language learners (ELLs) is an important priority for correctional educators, especially today with an increased population of non-English speaking students in correctional schools throughout the country. There is a dearth of information, however, about incarcerated adult ELLs and…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Case Studies, Correctional Education, Success
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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Emerick-Brown, Dylan – Adult Learning, 2013
In the field of adult basic education, there are two strategies that have been found to be of particular value to student learning: multiple intelligences and purpose-based learning. However, putting these learning theories into practice is not always as easy as an educator might at first believe. Adult basic education teacher Dylan Emerick-Brown…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Multiple Intelligences, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Styles
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Haley, Rebecca J. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2008
Have you ever wondered how Laura Ingalls Wilder taught all of her students in the little one-room school house in The Little House on the Prairie series? How did she teach students on so many different levels and all at the same time? Well, that is exactly what it is like in most adult education classrooms today. The purpose of this paper is to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Enrollment, Multigraded Classes
Reddy, Mina – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examines the perceptions of identity of a category of students that has rarely been studied in the context of higher education. These are adults who have participated in GED preparation or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses in Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs. A college education is increasingly necessary for…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Higher Education, Self Concept, Identification
MDRC, 2016
Although high school completion rates have slowly increased over the past several decades, nearly 30 million adults today still lack a high school credential and, as a result, face a significant barrier to both higher education and employment opportunities. Policymakers and practitioners in the adult education field are searching for ways to…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Case Studies, Transitional Programs, College Readiness
Pollack, Louisa – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Schools face the dilemma of transforming both the trend of students dropping out of school and the associated negative socioeconomic outcomes into a positive path of persistence and school completion. Despite ongoing efforts of the federal and state government, as well as those of the local school districts, this problem continues to burden the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Intervention, Dropout Rate, Dropout Prevention
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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Martin, Larry G.; Martin, Fatima A.; Southworth, Erica – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
Concept maps (Cmaps) are still underutilized in adult literacy programs and classes. The teaching and learning approaches that have been used historically in adult literacy programs to address the learning needs of these students have not kept pace with the literacy skill demands that have sprung from the increased pace of technological…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Literature Reviews, Educational Research, Adult Literacy
Ritchey, ChristiAnne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The mathematics test is the most difficult test in the GED (General Education Development) Test battery, largely due to the presence of story problems. Raising performance levels of story problem-solving would have a significant effect on GED Test passage rates. The subject of this formative research study is Ms. Stephens' Categorization Practice…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, General Education, Formative Evaluation, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Thomas, Robert G. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
In 1979, when the author began as an academic instructor at the Central Coast Adult School, located inside the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo, California, he saw his teaching role in the traditional sense of imparting knowledge through the school's curriculum. Over time, however, his viewpoint changed as he came to recognize that the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education
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
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Olesen-Tracey, Kathy – Journal of Adult Education, 2010
Adult learners often face barriers to participation in traditional classroom instruction. As technology access grows and adults naturally incorporate technology into their daily lives, adult education programs are finding innovative ways to blend technology with instruction through quality online learning opportunities. This article highlights the…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses
Parma City School District, OH. – 1993
This handbook defines and describes the benefits of both collaborative approaches and cooperative techniques. An introduction uses watercolor marbling as a metaphor for collaborative approaches and cooperative activities. Section I provides research results regarding problems of adult literacy programs, skills employers want, and Bloom's taxonomy.…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Classroom Techniques
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Mellard, Daryl; Scanlon, David – Adult Basic Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Adult Literacy Educational Planning, 2006
A strategic instruction model introduced into adult basic education classrooms yields insight into the feasibility of using direct and explicit instruction with adults with learning disabilities or other cognitive barriers to learning. Ecobehavioral assessment was used to describe and compare instructor-learner interaction patterns during learning…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Adult Basic Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Learning Disabilities
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