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Bergman, Andrea; Kong, Grace; Pope, Alice – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
There are many benefits for emerging adults, both financial and personal, in obtaining a General Education Development (GED®) credential (Ou, 2008). However, little is known about the correlates of GED® credential attainment in "disconnected" emerging adults attending GED® programs. Our goal was to examine whether externalizing…
Descriptors: General Education, Credentials, High School Equivalency Programs, Young Adults
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Smith, Regina O. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
Research into the best practices for basic skills education, national bridge programs, the new GED® assessment, and accelerated developmental education indicated that contextualized instruction was most effective when preparing adult literacy students for college and work. Nevertheless, "remedial pedagogy" with a sole focus on the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Adult Literacy, Concept Mapping, Basic Skills
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Pickard, Amy – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
The rate of student departure from adult literacy programs is as high as 80% within the first 12 months (Porter, Cuban, & Comings, 2005). An examination of the literature reveals two perspectives concerning learner persistence: a "control perspective" and an "acknowledgement and accommodation perspective." The control…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, Dropout Rate, Dropout Prevention, Adult Literacy
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Ro, Eunseok; Ryu, Jin – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
The factors determining foreign language abilities have received copious attention from foreign language studies, and these research findings provided highly converging pedagogical implications for language teachers. However, not many studies have focused on non-academic learners especially with respect to their literacy skills. To fill this gap,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Literacy, Surveys, Student Placement
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Taylor, Maurice; Trumpower, David; Pavic, Ivana – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
This article reports on a mixed methods study that investigated aspects of formal, non-formal and informal learning for workers and adult high school learners seeking literacy and essential skills. Three key themes emerged from the qualitative data: motivations for participation in various forms of learning; seeking out informal learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Informal Education, Adult Basic Education
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Berridge, Gina; Goebel, Vella – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore the beliefs and perceptions of some of the stakeholders directly involved in a GED® program located in a county jail. The researchers investigated the perspectives of the jail's Chief of Programming, GED® supervisor, teachers, and inmates participating in the program. Although gathering data from the…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Henry, Laurie A. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
This paper summarizes the results of a literacy content knowledge survey and assessment administered to adult education providers in Kentucky (n=520). This descriptive study focused on two main goals: 1) to obtain a description of Kentucky adult education programs including instructors' backgrounds, professional preparation, and teaching…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Adult Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Surveys
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Rhodes, Christy M. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine how frequently adult education English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) teachers in Florida used specific culturally responsive teaching practices and how important they believed those practices were to their teaching. Using Ginsberg and Wlodkowski's…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Adult Educators, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Herman, Julia; Cote, Nicole Gilbert; Reilly, Lenore; Binder, Katherine S. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
The goal of this study was to compare the literacy skills of adult native English and native Spanish ABE speakers. Participants were 169 native English speakers and 124 native Spanish speakers recruited from five prior research projects. The results showed that the native Spanish speakers were less skilled on morphology and passage comprehension…
Descriptors: Native Language, Native Speakers, English, Spanish Speaking
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Elonge, Michael – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
Economics in Detention is a University of Maryland Extension program that teaches inmates essential principles of economics as a foundation to a spectrum of decision making. Also, the program includes an emphasis on starting a small business after incarceration. The idea of this program emanates from an invitation by the Baltimore City Detention…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education
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Patterson, Margaret Becker – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
When transitioning to employment, students with disabilities who do not complete high school face multiple challenges; even beyond the challenges of students who complete a GED® credential later, especially in times of economic downturn and job instability. They cope with sometimes overwhelming struggles from disabling conditions. Thus GED passers…
Descriptors: Credentials, Adults, Employment Experience, High School Equivalency Programs
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Alqahtani, Abdulmuhsen Ayedh; Almutairi, Yousef B. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
The purpose of the current study is to examine, in retrospect, trainees' perceptions of the reasons some of their peers dropped out of the vocational education at the Industrial Institute-Shuwaikh (IIS), Kuwait. Using the descriptive-analytical method, a reliable questionnaire was developed to achieve this purpose. Results show that: (a) the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropouts, Vocational Education, Attitude Measures
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Lee, Yin Lam – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2013
Adult immigrants are invaluable assets to our society as they bring along their cultural capital across borders. However, little is known about how their rich life histories reflect and refract their plights as ESL learners. This study is an investigation of three adult immigrants' English learning in an immigration center in the Midwest. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Immigrants, Adults, Adult Learning
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Jorgensen, Sara; Schwartz, Joni – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
The American adult education and literacy movement in the early twentieth century had its roots deep in the study and practice of democracy (Ramdeholl, Giordani, Heaney, Yanow, 2010). From Lindeman, Dewey, Laubach, Horton, to Heaney and Brookfield, a persistent theme is the indispensable relationship between democracy and adult education. For…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Teaching Methods, Democracy
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Demetrion, George – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2012
The purpose of this essay is to draw out key insights from Dewey's important text "Logic: The Theory of Inquiry" to provide theoretical and practical support for the emergent field of teacher research. The specific focal point is the argument in Cochran-Smith and Lytle's "Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge" on the significance of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Teacher Researchers, Research Methodology, Inquiry
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