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Hutt, Ethan – Teachers College Record, 2014
Background/Context:Policy discussions in the U.S. and abroad have become increasingly studded with reference to the results of international tests like PISA. Unlike most assessments, PISA is not designed to measure whether students have mastered a particular school curriculum but rather provide a measure of students' ability to meet future…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Educational History, Accountability, Standardized Tests
Johnson, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Post-secondary outcomes for students with and without disabilities have been documented in transition research for over three decades. However, despite efforts to improve outcomes by the field of transition, former students with disabilities outcomes have remain lower than their non-disabled peers. Historically, the data, which has been collected…
Descriptors: Independent Living, Learning Disabilities, Community Involvement, Education Work Relationship
Strehlow, Louis Harold – 1967
The changing and expanding aspects of adult education in the armed forces from the years prior to World War I to 1967 are reported. Previous to, and during, World War I, civilian welfare groups provided recreation and entertainment for soldiers. The army began taking responsibility for soldier morale by establishing a Morale Division in 1941 and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Armed Forces
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Rachal, John R.; Bingham, Millard J. – Adult Basic Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Adult Literacy Educational Planning, 2004
The changing demographic population of GED test-takers from the period of returning World War II veterans to today's younger, recent high school dropouts invites debate as to whether GED instruction should utilize methods of adult education. The growth trends in the U. S. from 1989 to 2001 indicate increasing numbers of 16- and 17-year-olds…
Descriptors: Demography, Dropouts, Adult Education, Adolescents