ERIC Number: ED037658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Operation "Relevance"; A Pilot Project Conducted in Cooperation with the Economic and Youth Opportunity Agency and the County of Los Angeles.
Lindskoog, Howard N.
Conducted in 1969, this intensive 13 week project (Kennedy-Javits Program) was designed to demonstrate effective methods of adult basic education for 50 hard core umemployed males working in the Los Angeles County Highway Department. Instructional emphasis was on the acquisition and/or development of basic skills in computation and communication. These skills were taught by a team of one teacher, a teacher counselor, and three subprofessional aides, in facilities provided by the county and fairly accessible to trainees. Other objectives included affecting trainees' life styles to enable them to seek, and motivate them to hold, gainful employment; improving their self-confidence in regard to learning; and providing a model for other instructional programs. The program was judged successful in terms of attitudinal and some other changes, but the need was seen to meet trainee needs lying outside the educational subsystem. (Included are seven tables, trainee compositions, and verbatim class discussions.) [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (LY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles, Inst. of Adult Basic Education.
Identifiers: California (Los Angeles); New Careers Programs