ERIC Number: ED330230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Project REFOCUS: A Partnership To Respond to Welfare Reform. Model for Implementing the REFOCUS Employment Program.
Baird, Barbara J.
In anticipation of federal welfare reform, the Texas Department of Human Services developed and implemented the REFOCUS program, designed to enhance the economic self-sufficiency of English-as-a-Second-Language recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) through better use of existing education, job training, employment, and social services. To assist with interagency collaboration, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board funded a project at the El Paso Community College to develop a model AFDC client orientation program for statewide replication. Development and implementation of this model are described here. The first chapter discusses the organizational and operational components of the project, including the education broker concept, the advisory committee and its recommendations, the three-step model, interagency partnerships, agency visits, site selection, class size, recruitment strategies, staffing, and a summary report on the first class. The second chapter outlines the curriculum theory and design used in development of the course, including the rationale, instructional goals, teaching strategies and suggestions, teacher effectiveness, and staff training. Chapter 3 describes the program's evaluation procedures and summarizes results. The fourth chapter contains the curriculum for days 1-12 and suggests resources for materials. Appended materials consist of forms used in the program. A 21-item bibliography is included. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Community Colleges and Technical Institutes Div.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX.
Identifiers: Project REFOCUS TX; Texas