ERIC Number: ED023400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May-1
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Progress Report, October, 1967, through April, 1968: Educational Component of the Public Service Careers Program.
City Univ. of New York, NY. Office of Community Coll. Affairs.
Parallel with on-the-job training, this program provides remedial courses in High School Equivalency (HSE), Human Relations (HR), English as a Second Language (ESL) to help qualify candidates for public service careers in the Department of Hospitals and Department of Social Services, and Board of Education. HSE develops language, math, and reading to the high school level, evaluating achievement by pre-, interim, and post-tests. HR exposes the trainee to new personal experiences, introduces him to the social and behavioral sciences, and helps him adapt to his role as a worker. ESL enables the non-English-speaking trainee to take part in the job training programs and to take advantage of the HSE program. A college course is also being developed to accommodate those who complete the HSE program. It "ill grant advance credits in junior college and prepare the candidate for study toward an Associate Degree in Social Service, an Associate in Arts Degree for Associate Teachers, and for a special program in practical nursing. This report also notes problems of policy (inter-agency, screening, counseling) and of operation (staff morale, communications, on-site coordination, ESL screening). Recommendations are made for improving the screening process, the quality of counseling, orientation, staff training, and trainee replacement for the whole program and for improving the educational componenet's operation with more adequate classrooms, better separation of trainees by ability levels, and efficient assignment of teachers. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Office of Community Coll. Affairs.
Identifiers: New York