ERIC Number: ED164848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Focus on Choice. Final Report.
Fort Wayne Women's Bureau, Inc., IN.
Focus on Choice was a 309 Special Project with education and research components. The educational aspect involved two pilot classes of under-educated adults in a 13-week course which emphasized self-assessment, goal-setting and occupational information. An integral feature of the design included mutual support groups and role models as a way of encouraging school re-entry and/or an improvement in self-esteem. The most significant impact came from group discussion and contact with peer consultants. The research and project results compiled in this final report indicate that adoption of the Focus on Choice format may be very useful in existing adult education programs. Evaluation was accomplished through questionnaires administered to participants after each session and through informal group and individual discussions with participants outside of the classroom. Evaluations by participants and project staff indicate that the techniques utilized in this project facilitated the adult students' abilities to understand their needs and interests, providing the basis for informed goal setting. A summary of the results show that of the 24 participants, 15 returned to school (63%), and 7 improved their employment status (29%). According to participants' self-inventories administered after the course, their level of self-confidence had greatly improved. (Program materials are appended.) (Author/CT)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Dropouts, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Career Planning, Decision Making, Discussion Groups, Evaluation Methods, Females, Goal Orientation, Occupational Information, Program Content, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Role Models, Self Concept, Self Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Adult and Community Education.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fort Wayne Women's Bureau, Inc., IN.
Identifiers: Indiana (Fort Wayne)