ERIC Number: ED181172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug-14
Reference Count: 0
Appalachian Employability Skills Project. Final Report.
Eyster, George; And Others
A Morehead State University project field tested the feasibility and utility of a comprehensive vocational training program, the Employability Skills Series of the Adkin Life Skills Program. The study involved nine adult program sites at these levels: adult education/GED (General Education Development training) students, post-GED CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) students, and participants in community education programs. Preference was given to adults who read at a fifth grade level or above, but many of the 170 who were enrolled did not. Project design provided for an urban to rural comparison of student reaction to materials, student learning, and the relative improvement in employability skills. A student survey collected enrollment data and basic information. Following the end of each of the ten units of instruction the students completed a progress evaluation survey. Results reveal an overall positive attitude toward the materials and less benefit for students reading below the fifth grade level. Recommendations are expansion to the secondary level, assessment of student employment success, incorporation of the curriculum into existing job readiness training, and adaptation of audiovisual materials specific to geographic region. (Appendixes include additional data, a followup questionnaire, and the student survey.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Achievement, Adult Education, Community Education, Community Programs, Comparative Analysis, Educational Programs, Feasibility Studies, Federal Programs, Job Skills, Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Rural Areas, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Surveys, Urban Areas, Use Studies, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Education Center.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; General Educational Development Tests; Kentucky