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ERIC Number: ED001575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 4
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REPORT OF ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES OF OAKLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS INTERAGENCY PROJECT.
Oakland Unified School District, CA.
PROJECT GOALS INCLUDED CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT IN PROGRAMS FOR NEIGHBORHOOD AND COMMUNITY BETTERMENT AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS. EMPHASIS WAS PLACED ON INVOLVING MINORITY GROUP PARENTS TO A DEGREE NEVER BEFORE ATTEMPTED. ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES AND PARENT DISCUSSION AND ACTIVITY GROUPS CENTERED ON HELPING PARENTS UNDERSTAND THEIR CHILDREN, DEVELOP HOMEMAKING AND OTHER BASIC SKILLS AND GAIN AN AWARENESS OF THEIR OWN CULTURE AND VALUE OF COMMUNITY AFFAIR PARTICIPATION. THE PROGRAMS WHICH WERE OFFERED COVERING THE FIRST TWO-YEAR PERIOD ARE LISTED. SOME OBSERVATIONS REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS ARE GIVEN. ALL CLASSES WERE EASILY ACCESSIBLE SINCE PROGRAMS WERE ESTABLISHED DIRECTLY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. EMPHASIS WAS PLACED ON REACHING OUT TO INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES. GROUP LEADERS AND TWO PARENT LEADERS WERE RECRUITED FROM THE COMMUNITY AND HELPED KEEP INTEREST HIGH. OPERATING PROCEDURES EMPHASIZED PERSONAL CONTACTS, LETTERS, AND CALLS. FLEXIBILITY IN ADMINISTRATION ENABLED PROGRAMS TO BEGIN WITH ATTENDANCE BELOW THE MINIMUM. A PROGRAM COORDINATOR HELPED RECRUIT STAFF AND ESTABLISH PROGRAMS AND SERVED AS A LIAISON WITH OTHER COMMUNITY AGENCIES.
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Authoring Institution: Oakland Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California (Oakland)