Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
The research question addressed in this study is What factors contribute to multilinguals’ persistence in adult secondary credential programs? ABE participants in general have a high rate of stopping out of programs. For those trying to earn a secondary credential in a second language, the goal of earning a secondary credential may be more complex. There was little research focusing on this population of ABE participants with this goal. This mixed methods retrospective case study examines which factors supported the persistence of three multilingual participants in Adult Basic Education (ABE) who earned their GED®. The supports are categorized into individual, family, institutional and community factors. The results of this study indicate that individual factors were the most significant in relation to persistence in the lives of the subjects. The importance of the other factors is also addressed as are the implications for ABE staff.
Adult Education, ESL/ ELLs
Smith, Sherry, "Factors of Persistence in Multilingual ABE Secondary Credential Participants" (2022). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4545.
School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations