ERIC Number: ED054417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Demonstration, Developmental and Research Project for Programs, Materials, Facilities and Educational Technology for Undereducated Adults: Georgia State Module. Final Report.
Orr, Thelma P.; Yeatts, Pearline
The major purpose of the Georgia State Module was to demonstrate and investigate effective recruiting methods for Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes in the Appalachian Region of Georgia. In order to better understand the strengths and limitations of recruiters with differing backgrounds, this project utilized college students, lay persons, volunteers and Adult Basic Education teachers as recruiters. It was found that of the recruiting groups those who were responsible for the implementation of the program had the greatest retention. The college student recruiter was not successful in dealing with this population. Better than 80% of those students enrolled by the ABE teacher-aide recruiter and/or the ABE teacher recruiters remained in the program. The increase in local and state interest is apparent by the expressed desire to expand the program by the increase of materials and by their active participation in the program as consultants. The participants in ABE classes in the target area numbered 89 in FY 68, 199 in FY 69, and 608 in FY 70. Thus, the number of participants in the classes has increased by threefold. (Author/CK)
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.
Identifiers: Appalachia; Georgia