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Brown, Martha A.; Rios, Steve J. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2014
Correctional educators, recognizing that the majority of inmates lack the math, reading, and language skills required to be successful in today's workplace, strive to equip offenders with the skills and abilities needed to find and maintain work on their release. However, most adult literacy programs in prisons fail to raise the gradelevel…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Job Training, Credentials, Workplace Learning
Medina, Isabel – Online Submission, 2014
This applied dissertation was designed to identify the characteristics of students enrolled in a GED® preparation program who transitioned to postsecondary programs at the same institution after passing the GED® test. The characteristics studied included age; gender; ethnicity; prematriculation scores in reading, language, and math in the Test of…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Transitional Programs, College Students, Student Characteristics
Florida State Corrections Commission, Tallahassee. – 2000
The Florida Department of Corrections Distance Learning Program consists of the Corrections Distance Learning Network; offender programming; staff development; and the Agency Strategic Plan. The Corrections Distance Learning Network offers academic, vocational training, and life management skills programs for offenders and staff development and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Computer Uses in Education, Correctional Education
Tyler, John H. – National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL), 2005
This Research Brief highlights key findings from a study that examined the labor market attachment of male dropouts who obtained the GED credential in Florida between 1994 and 1998. I compared these credentialed dropouts to the men who attempted, but failed, the GED exam during the same period. Credentialed dropouts had a higher probability of…
Descriptors: Probability, Dropouts, Labor, Labor Market
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Needs Assessment and Planning. – 1995
As part of its dropout prevention efforts, the state of Florida offers currently enrolled high school students the opportunity to earn a General Educational Development (GED) certificate. This new graduation option for at-risk students makes frequent use of computer-assisted instruction, operates a counseling component, integrates vocational…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Dropout Research, Dropouts
Broughton, Georg – 1994
This practicum involved the design and implementation of a 4-station computer learning laboratory to enhance the academic learning gains of two visually impaired, two hearing impaired, and two dyslexic students at the Gainesville (Florida) Job Corps Center. The learning laboratory was equipped with computer hardware and software to perform the…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities
Tyler, John H. – 2002
The impact of the General Educational Development certificate (GED) on the earnings of high school dropouts who seek the credential were estimated. The estimates were derived by using several different types of estimation methods to analyze data linking Florida GED test information with quarterly earnings records collected by Florida's…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Blacks, Correctional Education
Tyler, John H.; Murnane, Richard J.; Willett, John B. – 2000
A study examined evidence of any labor market payoff for school dropouts and if they acquire cognitive skills, and studied whether the payoff differs by gender and race/ethnicity. It analyzed data containing information on the universe of school dropouts in New York and Florida who took the General Educational Development (GED) exams between…
Descriptors: Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Workforce Development. – 2000
This technical assistance paper is designed to provide local adult education administrators and teachers in Florida with information to help them more effectively implement General Educational Development (GED) programs, which are designed to help students pass the Official GED Test and become successful employees in the world of work. The paper…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Classroom Techniques, Course Content