Moving Beyond the GED

Moving Beyond the GED

Jul 2008

A Podcast with Dr. Rosemarie Park

Dr. Rosemarie Park (University of Minnesota) is the primary author of "Moving Beyond the GED: Low-Skilled Adult Transition to Occupational Pathways at Community Colleges Leading to Family-Supporting Careers." This NRCCTE research synthesis study was part of a larger project that identified exemplary community college programs that employ innovative curriculum and instructional practices in order to help low-skilled adults attain a family sustainable wage. The project goal was to identify best practices that are replicable at other community colleges. These programs and models combined Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Educational Diploma (GED), and sometimes English as a Second Language (ESL) programs with the opportunity to attain postsecondary credentials leading to gainful employment at a family sustainable wage.