High school equivalency programs

An Entrepreneur's Success Story [Video - 1:31] (2011)

In this brief video, a woman describes how after years of working at three jobs to support her family, she improved her literacy skills and realized her dream of opening her own business.

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2012-12-18

A Comparative Study of Small Group Classroom Literacy Instruction and Computer-Based Literacy Instruction on the Success of Adult Learners in GED Preparation (2008)

A Province Wide Intervention

In this study, approximately 100 adults enrolled in General Education Development (GED) preparatory programs in Prince Edward Island were randomly assigned to one of three groups: a classroom-based reading program; a computer-based reading program; or a comparison group that received a traditional GED preparation course.

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2011-02-24

Case 1: Learners Without Borders (Les apprenants sans frontières) (2008)

Transgressing the Formal and Informal Learning Boundaries

In 2003, workers at the Winnipeg plant of Boeing Canada Technology asked for the opportunity to earn their high school diploma through courses offered in the workplace. Subsequently, the Boeing Mature Student Diploma program was developed. In this case study, the author explores the learning journey of workers participating in this program.

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2008-02-14

Higher Education Credentials, Higher Skills, and Lost Purchasing Power: A Dilemma for Workforce Development Policy and Practice (2007)

Mr. Sticht looks at the pros and cons of the Adult Education and Literacy System (AELS) of the United States changing its emphasis from encouraging Adult Basic Education students to obtain a GED to obtaining a "transitional" GED which would allow them to qualify for and transition into college, and acquire a two- or four-year college degree.

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2007-03-13
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