ERIC Number: ED038762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Adult Education: PROJECT DESIGN. Educational Needs, Fresno, 1968, Number 23.
Read, Carl H.
This report of PROJECT DESIGN, funded under ESEA Title III, summarizes the adult education needs of the Fresno City Unified School District. Curriculum areas of educational need included: (1) literacy and basic education, (2) education for civic responsibility, (3) cultural appreciation and participation, (4) parent and family life education, (5) health education, (6) vocational preparation, (7) budgetary and consumer considerations, (8) leadership education, and (9) education for older adults. The present program's administrative effectiveness was examined and site visits to facilities were made to assess their adequacy, availability, and location. Externally, a cross-section of informed citizens from the community were interviewed. The study concludes that the major curriculum need is to expand into areas serving the Mexican-American, the Negro, and the disadvantaged white segments of the population. In addition, a demand for such courses must be stimulated among the designated users and facilities should be in geographical areas where the users are housed. Although financial problems exist, the report concludes that these could be partially solved with greater community involvement and commitment in the planning of adult education. Related documents are EA 002 843, EA 002 844, and EA 002 845. (LN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Vocational Education, Ancillary School Services, Budgeting, Cultural Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Needs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Facility Requirements, Family Life Education, Program Evaluation, School Administration, School Community Relationship
Fresno City Unified School District, Calif. 93707
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fresno City Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California (Fresno); Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III