ERIC Number: ED043839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Some Results of Two Basic Skills Training Programs in a Rural Setting.
McGonnell, Peter C.; Morrison, Alfred E.
The basic education program designed by Method of Intellectual Development (MIND) Inc., was used with two samples of adults in an attempt to update their basic skills quickly and economically in a non-school environment. The two samples consisted of: 23 unemployed and underemployed males; and 24 females. Ages ranged from 17-24 years. The two groups were divided into high achievers and low achievers. The MIND program was offered three hours a day for twelve weeks. There were 90 hours each for communication skills and arithmetic skills. Three qualified teachers were used as monitors for reporting and analysing, and evaluating. The Stanford Achievement Test Intermediate II Battery and the Otis Quick Scoring Mental Ability Test Gamma were given before and after instruction. In most of the learning situations, the groups made significant gains; however, the results were not of the magnitude claimed by the developers of the MIND package. Subjective data showed positive changes in the behavior and attitudes of the trainees. (PT)
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Authoring Institution: Prince Edward Island NewStart, Inc., Montague.
Identifiers: Canada NewStart Program; Prince Edward Island