ERIC Number: ED054278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
The Family Education Project, Brooklyn, New York. The Urban Community College Project Series, Number 3.
Charms, Vernon; Butts, Bobbye
The Family Education Project in Brooklyn was designed to involve selected volunteer families of children enrolled in Head Start. The original proposal foresaw a project of three years' duration, with three separate groups of families participating, so that comparative measurements could be taken on the children in each cycle, as well as on the other family members. However, the project was never renewed and only lasted a year. The core of the program itself consisted of courses for the adults and a variety of educational activities for all members of the families. In this evaluation report, various aspects of the program are described and analyzed: the problem areas, the staff, the budget, etc. Some of the conclusions of the report are: (1) public assistance families are interested in and will participate successfully in an educational skills program leading to gainful employment and can thereby become fully self-sustaining; (2) parents will surmount formidable obstacles to participate in an education program which they are convinced has value for them; and, (3) self-awareness, confidence, appearance, and family relationships are improved. (Author/JW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Black Community, Blacks, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Programs, Family Involvement, Family Problems, Family Programs, Program Evaluation, Self Concept
Office of Publications, American Association of Junior Colleges, 1 Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Brooklyn. Urban Center.
Identifiers: New York; New York (Brooklyn)