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ERIC Number: ED011094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROJECT, A REPORT TO THE ROSENBERG FOUNDATION.
HEPPELL, HELEN M.
A 3-YEAR COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROJECT WAS UNDERTAKEN IN SOUTHEAST SAN DIEGO, A CITY WHICH IS CHARACTERIZED BY A LARGE MINORITY GROUP POPULATION, LOW INCOMES, HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT, AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL MEDIAN. ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES WERE POORLY ATTENDED IN THE AREA. CREATIVE MOTIVATIONAL TECHNIQUES WERE MADE POSSIBLE BY FOUNDATION FUNDING, A SKILLED COMMUNITY COORDINATOR, CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT. THESE TECHNIQUES INCLUDED AN "ADULT EDUCATION SUNDAY" IN LOCAL CHURCHES, A WELFARE CLASS IN BASIC EDUCATION FOR UNEMPLOYED FATHERS, TALKS BY THE COORDINATOR TO PTA'S, CHURCH GROUPS, LABOR UNIONS, PUBLICITY IN THE NEWSPAPERS, HOME CALLS BY VOLUNTEERS, DECENTRALIZED CLASSES AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, A MEANINGFUL CURRICULUM, A LITTLE THEATER, DANCE AND ART CLASSES, ENCOURAGEMENT OF LIBRARY USE, AND AN AMERICAN NEGRO HISTORY CLASS. AN OBJECTIVE EVALUATION OF THIS KIND OF PROJECT IS DIFFICULT, BUT THERE WAS A STEADY RISE IN ADULT SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND A STEADY INCREASE IN CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS ISSUED BY THE ADULT SCHOOL. THE PERSONS INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT WERE INTERVIEWED FOR A SUBJECTIVE EVALUATION. THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MOTIVATIONAL TECHNIQUES INVOLVED PERSON-TO-PERSON CONTACT, SUCH AS HOME CALLS. A POSITIVE EVALUATION OF THE WORTH OF THIS KIND OF PROJECT IS SHOWN IN ITS EXTENSION AS A FEDERALLY FINANCED PROGRAM. (EB)
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Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA.
Identifiers: California (San Diego)