ERIC Number: ED222224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Utilization of Cable Television to Provide Instruction and Information Services to CETA-Eligible Persons in Marshalltown. Project Report.
A project was undertaken by the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) to provide information and instruction via cable television to persons eligible for Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) programs. The project sought to identify and enroll at least 15 CETA-eligible persons in each of 3 programs; "TV High School," designed to prepare viewers to take the General Educational Development high school equivalency exam; "Voyage: Challenge and Change in Career/Life Planning," which emphasized the value of planning and personal responsibility; and "Food Stuff: Nutrition for the Family," a program providing advice on budgeting and food selection and preparation. The project report provides information on the contributions of cable television to education; project objectives; personnel; the three television programs; scheduling constraints; program promotion and participant recruitment; enrollments; and a student progress assessment, which used a telephone survey to determine participants' progress in changing employment status. Extensive appendices provide a detailed report on the "Voyage" course; newsletters providing information on diet, nutrition, and meal planning distributed free of charge to enrollees in the "Food Stuff" course; a list of agencies highlighted in 3- to 5-minute information segments on services eligible to CETA-eligible persons that were also used in the project; survey forms and results; and a schedule of television classes. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa Office of the Governor, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Valley Community Coll. District, Marshalltown, IA.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act
Note: Funded by a Governor's Special Grant under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA).