ERIC Number: ED054423
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: New York State Module. Project Learn. Final Report.
Morehead State Univ., KY.
The purpose of this project was to establish a rural adult basic education program through an existing community school program to demonstrate the need for adult basic education (ABE) in rural, disadvantaged section in the state of New York. Specific objectives were to increase the basic education level and employability of this undereducated adult rural population, to increase the educational support of parents for their children, to demonstrate how the community school concept can get undereducated adults involved and informed through adult education, and to demonstrate to the New York State Education Department the necessity for, and the feasibility of, budgeting funds to support ABE in a rural, isolated Appalachia area. Thirty students were involved in the program, which lasted 15 weeks; four withdrew. Three persons took and passed the High School Equivalency exam, and the post-test indicated all 23 of the remaining students progressed. All of the students still enrolled at the completion of the classes indicated a desire to re-enroll when classes resume. The New York State Education Department has made its first allocation to a non-urban school district in the state. (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; New York; Project Learn