ERIC Number: ED054412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Demonstration, Developmental and Research Project for Programs, Materials, Facilities and Educational Technology for Undereducated Adults. Counselor Aides; Virginia State Module. Final Report Series.
Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Basic Education Demonstration Center.
The Counselor-Aide Program is implemented by para-professionals working cooperatively with a certified counselor, in an effort to raise the economic level of the adults in Carroll County, through an improvement in the educational level of achievement. The counselor aides feel that they have been reasonably successful in meeting the objectives as stated. Approximately 800 contacts have been made since September 1, 1969, including new contact and follow-ups. Several have returned to Adult Basic Education classes; others have expressed a desire to enroll when classes resume in the fall of 1970; and still others have since earned the high school equivalency certificate. Upon rating the duties and responsibilities of the counselor-aides, it was revealed that there was poor communication between the employment office and personnel managers in industry and the counselor aides, in an effort to secure names of prospective Adult Basic Education students. The tabulations found in this report portray the various areas covered in gaining an understanding of the program and students. Home visits and presentation of Adult Basic Education programs to civic groups produced the most interest and participation. Two main causes for withdrawal from classes were: (1) earned G.E.D. Certificate, (2) classes conflicted with shift-work schedule. (For related documents see AC 010 638 and 639.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Basic Education Demonstration Center.
Note: Subcontract AABEDC No. 6