High School Diploma vs. GED Research Proposal by Champ

A research proposal to analyze the differences in having a high school diploma versus a general equivalence diploma (GED) with regard to gaining employment in an entry-level position.
# 99045 | 2,200 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Oct 28, 2007 in Education (Jr High/High School) , Education (General) , Research Designs (General)

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This paper proposes a study of individuals who have earned a high school diploma and alternatively individuals who have a GED, in order to determine if this difference affects the individual's prospects for employment in an entry-level position. The paper also examines what specific or actual differences are demonstrated between the individual with the high school diploma and the individual who has obtained a GED with regard to the individual's preparedness to enter today's highly diverse, globalized, networked and highly technological workforce.

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From the Paper:

"The rationale for this study lies within the fact that those who graduate from high school with a diploma, and those who obtain a GED are not either one more prepared than the other for joining the work force, even at entry-level specifications. The failing structure of the present educational system in terms of graduates who are prepared to enter today's workforce clearly demonstrates the need for something different, something revolutionary, such as an individualized plan of study for students in high school that is integrated closely and collaborative with the individual's work or plan for future work endeavor enabled through adequate educational provision and skill development."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • High School Diploma vs GED in the Real World (2007) Education Articles: Comparing a High School Diploma vs a GED in the Real World of Education. eSSORTMENT online available at: http://www.essortment.com/family/highschooldipl_svan.htm.
  • Cope, Gail; Ziegler, Mary and Brian, Donna (2001) Economic Benefits of the GED - Center for Literacy Studies- University of Tennessee Aug 2001. Online available at: http://www.cls.utk.edu/docs/Economic_Benefits_of_the_GED2.doc.
  • Linking Education and Employment for Brighter Futures (2006) The Exchange U.S. Department Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families. News from FYSB and the Youth Services Field. Online available at; http://www.ncfy.com/publications/exchange/0606.htm
  • Schneider, Jo Anne (1998) Linking Welfare Recipients to Jobs: "Connections between Client Abilities, Previous Work and Education History, Social Isolation and Placement in a Rapid Attachment Program. Presented at the 28th Urban Affairs Association Meetings, Fort Worth Texas, 1998.
  • Hoye, JD; and Sturgis, Chris (2005) The Alternative Pathways Project: A framework for Dropout Reduction and Recovery, June 2005.

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High School Diploma vs. GED (2007, October 28) Retrieved December 07, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/high-school-diploma-vs-ged-99045/

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