ERIC Number: ED023983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Annual Report, July 1, 1967-June 30, 1968.
Adult Basic Education, Milwaukee, WI. Council for Spanish Speaking.
Geared to the special needs of undereducated Spanish-speaking adults in greater Milwaukee, this adult basic education program incorporates English instruction at the basic, intermediate, or low-advanced level; instruction in establishing an English-speaking atmosphere for children; job-seeking skills for obtaining better paid or more suitable work; guidance services in urban living; job placement, health, and sanitation, and basic skills for functioning adequately in society. Paraprofessional teachers have been chosen from the same socioeconomic background as the students, and then trained in frequent inservice seminars and (in five cases) special teacher institutes as well. The majority of students during 1967-68 were interested in English as a second language; were grade school dropouts seeking better jobs; or were high school dropouts seeking a diploma or certificate. A language laboratory and various other instructional materials and aids were used. Evaluations of the program and of student progress were strongly favorable. Plans for the near future include new teachers and neighborhood workers, a resource index for teachers, programed instruction, health classes, and student certificates. (ly)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult Basic Education, Milwaukee, WI. Council for Spanish Speaking.
Identifiers: Wisconsin; Wisconsin (Milwaukee)