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ERIC Number: ED002283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Oct
Pages: 7
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WORKING WITH STUDENTS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM IN ADULT BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
BRAZZIEL, WILLIAM F.
TECHNICAL EDUCATION OF THE ADULT HARD-CORE UNEMPLOYED OFTEN FAILS BECAUSE OF PERSONAL PROBLEMS AND BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURAL LACKS. A BROAD CONCEPT OF EDUCATION IS ESSENTIAL TO PROGRAMS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNICAL SKILLS. A COLLEGE PROJECT DESIGNED TO MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS IS PRESENTED. A COMBINATION OF BASIC AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION WITH THE TREATMENT OF THE WHOLE ADULT WAS FUNDAMENTAL TO THE PROGRAM AND PROVED TO BE AN EFFECTIVE APPROACH. THE EXPERIMENT BEGAN WITH THE SELECTION OF VERY NEEDY PEOPLE WHO DID NOT UNDERSTAND OR SEE THE USUAL ADVERTISING MEDIA. MANY, DESPITE PERSONAL CONTACT, REJECTED THE PROGRAM. THESE PEOPLE WERE AMONG THE MOST IGNORANT AND IN THE SEVEREST FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES. THE STAFF CONSISTED OF SPECIALISTS IN READING, LANGUAGE ARTS, MATHEMATICS, AND GUIDANCE. A SOCIAL WORKER HELPED SOLVE PERSONAL PROBLEMS. TECHNICAL WORK WAS USED SUCCESSFULLY AS A TEACHING VEHICLE TO ACHIEVE BASIC SKILLS. THE STAFF WORKED WITH THE STUDENTS ON SPECIAL PROJECTS SUCH AS PUBLISHING A PAPER AND ATTENDING CULTURAL AND ATHLETIC EVENTS. WHOLE FAMILY OUTINGS WERE ORGANIZED. THE GUIDANCE STAFF HELD SESSIONS ON BUDGETING, FINANCING, CHILD CARE, AND FAMILY PLANNING. RESULTS WERE FAVORABLE. A TECHNICAL SKILL WAS LEARNED BY 90 MEN WHO INCREASED READING AND NUMBER ABILITY BY AN AVERAGE OF 3 YEARS. ALMOST ALL FOUND JOBS. THE MOST INSOLUBLE PROBLEMS WERE THOSE OF MEN IN EXTREMELY BAD FINANCIAL CONDITIONS. FOR SUCCESS IN SUCH PROGRAMS, MEANS MUST BE FOUND TO EASE THE FINANCIAL STRAINS DURING TRAINING SO THAT THESE FAMILIES WILL NOT REMAIN PERMANENT WELFARE CASES. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED TO THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL ADULT EDUCATORS (SAN FRANCISCO, OCTOBER 1964).
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Identifiers: VIRGINIA; Virginia (Norfolk)