ERIC Number: ED179701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Demonstration of Consumer Education Programs for Adults. Descriptive Report, September 1, 1978 to August 31, 1979.
The Adult Education Outreach Program in Monangalia County was designed to meet an apparent need and assess the feasibility of developing similar programs in other areas of West Virginia. Goals and assessment of success were based on these four research questions: (1) Will adults who need skills in solving consumer problems avail themselves of the program?; (2) Will basic attitudes and behavior of adults be changed by participation in a mini-course?; (3) Can a reliable method of evaluation be developed to measure learning of adults with widely diverse abilities and backgrounds?; (4) How can the results obtained from the research project be utilized to develop outreach programs throughout the state? Consumer programs were initiated in senior citizen groups, homemakers clubs, community churches, adult classes following extensive publicizing through various media. Problems encountered included lack of valid evaluation techniques as well as physical problems affecting attendance (weather, illness). It was found that an informal atmosphere was necessary for the best program presentation and that the program focus should incorporate individual experiences and problems. Group interests varied with the age of the group. (Appended are educational materials, publicity efforts, behavioral objectives, and tests in various areas of interest.) (FP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Monongalia County Vocational Technical Center, WV.
Identifiers: Monongalia County WV; West Virginia
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