New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education volume 2006, issue 109, P15-26 2006 DOI: 10.1002/ace.204 View full text
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John M. Dirkx

Abstract: Susan, a student in a community-based adult education program, was preparing to take the writing portion of the exam for her general equivalency diploma. A middle-aged, single mother of two, she was asked by her teacher to complete a written practice essay as a way to help gauge her readiness to take the exam. After a time, Susan finished this task and turned in the work to her teacher. As she began to review the essay, the teacher was shocked to realize that she was reading Susan' s will. When she asked Susa…

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