ERIC Number: ED226149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Adult Education in the Black Community: A Case Study of Columbus, Ohio.
Upton, James N.
The College Educational Opportunities Program (CEOP) is a feature of the Black Studies Community Extension Center, located in an inner-city area of Columbus, Ohio, conducted through The Ohio State University (OSU). It provides disadvantaged adults with an opportunity to take fully accredited basic courses in mathematics, English, black studies and UVC (an introductory course on college life). The program provides tuition assistance and individual personalized counseling for people needing assistance in entering other classes on OSU's main campus. It teaches participants the basic skills needed to succeed in college by offering useful courses in a supervised setting. A survey of the 175 adults who participated in the program between the years 1976-1980 developed a profile of typical students. The profile showed that the greatest percentage of adults participating in the programs was between 25 to 34 years-of-age; that nearly eight times as many women as men attended, and that the largest percentage of participants had an income in the $5,000 to $5,999 range. The largest percentage of participants were separated, had three or more dependents, and were either employed or never employed. The survey found that the program was successful in that 75 percent of the students either found a job or moved to a higher level of employment, and approximately 40 percent reported that they went on to take another class at OSU or at another college or university. Recommendations for counseling services, mini-courses, support services, financial aid, curriculum development, and student recruitment were made as a result of the study. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Black Community, Black Education, Black Students, Blacks, Community Education, Extension Education, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Remedial Instruction, Student Characteristics, Urban Education, Urban Extension
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Columbus Foundation, OH.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ohio (Columbus); Ohio State University