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California GED Academy Collection at the California Adult Education Archives
OTAN FA 002  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Administrative History
  • Indexing Terms
  • Scope and Content of the Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Title: California GED Academy
    Date (inclusive): 1984-2007
    Identifier/Call Number: OTAN FA 002
    Creator: California GED Academy
    Physical Description: One box, fifteen folders
    Repository: Sacramento County Office of Education. Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.
    P.O. Box 269003
    Sacramento, CA 95826-9003
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Location: The materials are in the California Adult Education Archives maintained by the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network at the Sacramento county Office of Education. For current informaiton ont he location of the materials, please consult the OTAN Web site at http://www.otan.us.

    Access

    The collection is open for research by appointment. Please call the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Guide to the California GED Academy Collection at the California Adult Education Archives. OTAN FA 002. Adult Education Archives, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network, Sacramento County Office of Education, Sacramento, CA

    Acquisition Information

    The California GED Academy collection was donated to the California Adult Education Archives by Margaret Rogers, formerly a GED instructor at Winterstein Adult School, San Juan USD, who was one of the original facilitator/trainers for the Academy, and by Cuba Miller, who was a member of the Advisory Consortium.

    Administrative History

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    Corporate Names

    Association of California School Administrators. Foundation for Educational Administration
    California Council for Adult Education
    California GED Academy
    California. State Dept. of Education. Adult Education Program Services
    California. State Dept. of Education. GED Unit

    Personal Names

    Kimberly A. Edwards
    Margaret Rogers

    Subject (ERIC Thesaurus)

    Educational Testing
    Equivalency Tests
    High School Equivalency Programs
    Staff Development

    Scope and Content of the Collection

    The collection consists of papers and flyers collected by a participant and leader in the GED Academy. 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.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The material is organized into 15 folders by topic and date, and the folders are filed chronologically.