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Adult and Continuing Education Administration

Illinois State University

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Raising The Bar: The Stories Of Ged Graduates Transitioning To Community College, David Weatherspoon Feb 2015

Raising The Bar: The Stories Of Ged Graduates Transitioning To Community College, David Weatherspoon

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RAISING THE BAR: THE STORIES OF GED GRADUATES

TRANSITIONING TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE

David Weatherspoon

216 Pages January 2015

The purpose of this study is to examine the educational stories of GED graduates' pursuit of a college degree. The analysis captures the shared experiences of a select number of students' challenges and barriers during their transition to college. This research explores the links between the concepts of social and cultural capital and locus of control (behavior) by examining how these concepts are logically interrelated. The students were purposefully selected to participate based on their involvement in the community college GED transition ...