ERIC Number: ED045931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Adult Basic Education in California: Progress Report.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This report contains information on the federally assisted Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs in 64 school districts in California and the qualitative evaluation of ten representative ones. About 7,500 adults were enrolled in these ten during 1967-68. Training led to: increased participation in voting, employment; promotion, removal from welfare, entrance into high school diploma programs, and the receipt of citizenship papers. Some common problems were: level of funding, difficulty in interagency cooperation and recruitment, student mobility, physical facilities, and transportation. Major commendations were offered for: concern with the educational needs of disadvantaged people, the plan developed, understanding of the basic philosophy of the program, individualized instruction, the absence of fixed admission time, and innovation. Recommendations were made for: realistic funding by state and local government, increased effort to foster employability of participants, the use of qualified teachers, continual need evaluation, priority for English, dissemination of information on the program philosophy to staff and community, development of better techniques for evaluating students, and the establishment of projects on innovative and experimental instructional practices. (NL)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.