ERIC Number: ED169983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
New Start. General Education (G. E. D.), Job Skills, & Job Placement: A Summary, July 1, 1977--June 30, 1978.
Conti, Gary J.; And Others
New Start, a public service program sponsored by Spoon River College (Illinois) in cooperation with local public agencies and individuals in the community, was created to provide broad-based quality education, which includes both academic and vocational skills and personalized educational placement and counseling. Students qualify for New Start by meeting one of the following requirements: four-member family income less than $7,386 annually; recipient of public aid; non-high school graduate or reading level below 7.0; pattern of unemployment; or arrest record. Aspects of the program include: (1) compensatory education courses, i.e., an Adult Basic Education (ABE) course designed for those with extensive reading problems, pre-General Education Development (GED) courses in reading and mathematics, and a GED review; (2) vocational skills education at the college; (3) an outreach tutor who travels to the homes of students who cannot attend regular classes; (4) a recruitment, accountability, and placement (RAP) coordinator who gives special assistance to public aid recipients; (5) personal and vocational counseling; and (6) staff development. The program had 741 participants during 1977-1978. Of these, 549 were new enrollees; 543 were enrolled in the pre-GED and GED review courses; 115 acquired their GED certificates; and 337 have furthered their education at the college. (MB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Vocational Education, Community Colleges, Compensatory Education, Counseling, Educationally Disadvantaged, High School Equivalency Programs, Itinerant Teachers, Job Placement, Low Income Groups, Outreach Programs, Program Descriptions, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Spoon River Coll., Canton, IL.