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California GED Academy Collection at the California Adult Education Archives
OTAN FA 002  
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Description
The California GED Academy was originated by the California Department of Education in the mid-1980s as an in-service and networking opportunity for GED teachers working in adult education programs. Its purpose was to improve student learning and to build a peer support system among GED teachers. The collection consists of papers and flyers collected by a participant and leader in the GED Academy and covers the period 1984-2006. Of particular interest are copies of memos to the field from the California Department of Education proposing to plan for an academy and announcing the first academies. Several documents relate to the evaluation of the first year of the academy.
Background
The California GED Academy was originated by the California Department of Education in the mid-1980's as an in-service and networking opportunity for GED teachers working in adult education programs. Its purpose was to improve student learning and to build a peer support system among GED teachers. The first academies were held in six geographic regions and consisted of four half-day sessions, two weeks apart. There were several sessions a year. The GED Academy concept was successful and continued in various formats for over twenty years. The California Council for Adult Education (CCAE), a professional organization, took over the sponsorship of the Academy. The Academy was particularly active when the GED test was periodically updated, requiring modification in teaching techniques.
Extent
One box, fifteen folders
Restrictions
California Adult Education archival materials are publically funded and not subject to copyright restrictions. Publications should properly reference the Archives and the specific collection that contains the quoted materials. See Preferred Citation.
Availability
The collection is open for research by appointment. Please call the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.