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Steele, Jennifer L.; Bozick, Robert; Davis, Lois M. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2016
Based on screenings of 1,150 manuscripts, we synthesize evidence from 18 eligible studies of educational interventions implemented within juvenile correctional facilities. The studies include 5 intervention categories: remedial academic instruction, computer-assisted instruction, personalized academic instruction, vocational education, and GED…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Soto Mas, Francisco; Jacobson, Holly E.; Oliv├írez, Arturo – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2017
Discussion on the advantages of integrating health literacy into adult education has primarily been theoretical and conceptual. There is a need for studies that assess the impact of adult education on health literacy. This study implemented a quasi-experimental design to explore whether basic adult instruction may constitute a venue for improving…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Health, Hispanic Americans, Health Education
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Nix, J. Vincent; Michalak, Megan B. – Journal of Adult Education, 2012
Students entering college face many obstacles to success. Students who received a General Education Development (GED) face additional barriers that must be addressed in order for success in higher education. The Successful Transitions and Retention Track Program employs a holistic approach to addressing the needs of GED holders entering college.
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Holistic Approach, College Students, Barriers
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Prins, Esther; Drayton, Brendaly; Gungor, Ramazan; Kassab, Cathy – American Journal of Distance Education, 2012
Although many adult basic education programs offer distance learning (DL) for GED (General Educational Development) and English as a Second Language learners, this topic has received little scholarly attention. This article examines the availability, usage, and effectiveness of DL for rural GED candidates in Pennsylvania; students' demographic and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Distance Education, Educational Development
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DelliCarpini, Margo – Journal of Correctional Education, 2010
This article reports on the development and implementation of a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program in a county jail system in New York State. The program is funded through the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act, which reserves a pocket of funds for individuals in county correctional institutions. This program integrated…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Educational Practices, Vocational Education
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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
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Reynolds, Sharon L.; Johnson, Jerry D.; Salzman, James A. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2012
The extant literature offers little to describe the processes for screening students in adult basic education (ABE) programs for potential learning disabilities, referring adult students for diagnostic assessment, or barriers to obtaining diagnostic assessment for a learning disability. Without current documentation of a learning disability, ABE…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Adult Basic Education, Adult Students
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Brinkley-Etzkorn, Karen E. – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the challenges and solutions encountered by Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs currently serving older adults seeking a GED credential in states where this is the only high school equivalency option available. The following questions guided this research: (1) what are the perceived characteristics and…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Adult Basic Education, Barriers, Older Adults
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Shippen, Margaret E. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of two adult basic reading programs, Direct Instruction Corrective Reading Decoding and Laubach Literacy, on the reading achievement of incarcerated male adults (n = 27) in an Alabama prison. Participants were tutors and students taking part in a reading tutoring program at the facility. The…
Descriptors: Corrective Reading, Reading Programs, Correctional Institutions, Reading Achievement
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Jacobi, Tobi – Journal of Correctional Education, 2008
Research on incarceration and educational access continues to reveal the stark reality for many adjudicated youth: without access to educational opportunities recidivism is probable. Yet conventional methods of teaching critical reading, writing, and thinking skills are not always successful for juveniles who have found little success (or hope) in…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Nontraditional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Gee, Jeremiah – Journal of Correctional Education, 2006
An action research project was undertaken by a GED instructor at a rural county jail. A survey tool was developed to determine if the perceived needs of the students were being met by the educational and rehabilitative programs currently offered to them. Data from the survey were grouped into four domains: perceived inmate need, attitude toward…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Counties, Correctional Education, Student Motivation
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Moeller, Michelle; Day, Scott L.; Rivera, Beverly D. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2004
This study explores a group of inmates' perceptions of their correctional education and environment based on Fetterman's 1994 idea of empowerment evaluation. A group of 16 male inmates were randomly selected from GED and ABE courses in a high minimum correctional facility in Illinois. A self-administered questionnaire included 5 topics:…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Questionnaires, Mathematics Education, Institutionalized Persons
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Nuttall, John; Hollmen, Linda; Staley, E. Michele – Journal of Correctional Education, 2003
Compared recidivism rates of inmates who earned their General Educational Development (GED) certificate while incarcerated (n=2,330) with those who were released with no degree (n=9,419) and those who already had a high school diploma (n=4,868). Findings indicate that those who earned a GED had a significantly lower recidivism rate. (Contains 13…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Correctional Education, High School Equivalency Programs, High School Graduates
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Agba, Cyprian Peter; Klosowski, Steven M.; Miller, Gary R. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2002
Data from 2,068 Indiana inmates who took the General Educational Development (GED) practice and final tests between 1988-2000 were analyzed. All six practice tests correlated with performance on the GED test. Most accurate were the FF battery (for writing skills), CC (for social studies), BB (for science), EE (for interpreting literature and…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Predictive Validity, Prisoners, Scores
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Steurer, Stephen J. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2001
Outlines models of correctional education in the last 3 decades: (1) adult basic education, General Educational Development preparation and vocational education (1970s-1980s); (2) addition of functional competency and job preparation (1980s-1990s); (3) addition of special reading techniques and inmate tutors (mid-late 1990s); and (4) addition of…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Correctional Education, Literacy Education, Models
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