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ERIC Number: ED012432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct-14
Pages: 1
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TRAINING PROGRAM OF COMMUNITY AIDES FOR ADULT EDUCATION IN ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY. EVALUATION REPORT.
TURNER, LA FAYETTE
IN ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY, WHERE THE SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED LIVE IN HIGH DENSITY HOUSING, SCIENTIFIC RESOURCES INCORPORATED RECRUITED AND TRAINED EIGHT INDIGENOUS PEOPLE TO SERVE AS ADULT EDUCATIONAL AIDES IN A 6-MONTH PROJECT DESIGNED FOR THE NEW JERSEY COMMUNITY ACTION TRAINING INSTITUTE. SIX AIDES, AGED FROM 18 TO 48 WITH NINTH-GRADE TO COLLEGE EDUCATION, COMPLETED THE TRAINING, AND FOUR WERE IMMEDIATELY EMPLOYED IN POVERTY PROGRAMS. THE TRAINING PROGRAM INCLUDED FIELD WORK, T-GROUP SENSITIVITY TRAINING, CLERICAL SKILLS TRAINING, AND CREATIVITY TRAINING BASED ON THEATER ARTS, AND A COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER. ALTHOUGH PROBLEMS WERE ENCOUNTERED, THE PROGRAM ILLUSTRATES THAT THE DISADVANTAGED, WHEN TRAINED, ARE AN EXCELLENT UNTAPPED SOURCE OF POVERTY PERSONNEL. FUTURE PROGRAMS SHOULD LOCATE TRAINING CENTERS IN STORE FRONTS, INVOLVE PROFESSIONALS AND NONPROFESSIONALS IN JOINT TRAINING SEMINARS, PAY HIGHER STIPENDS TO AIDES, BE FLEXIBLE TO USE ALL COMMUNITY AGENCIES, AND CARRY ON CONTINUOUS EVALUATION. APPENDIXES INCLUDE AN ATTENDANCE CHART, PRESENT EMPLOYMENT STATUS OF AIDES, AND THE TRAINING SYLLABUS. THIS DOCUMENT WAS PUBLISHED BY SCIENTIFIC RESOURCES INC., 1191 MORRIS AVEUNE, UNION, NEW JERSEY, 55 PAGES. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Scientific Resources, Inc., Union, NJ.
Identifiers: New Jersey (Elizabeth); New Jersey (Union)