ERIC Number: ED337989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Project STRIDE: Services for Transition to Independence through Education. Final Report, July 1988-June 1990 [and] Manual.
Ross-Gordon, Jovita M.; And Others
The Services for Transition to Independence through Education (STRIDE) project evaluated a model for providing comprehensive training and employment services to adults with mild handicaps, using existing vocational education classes and special needs support programs in a secondary vocational technical school in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Services were provided over a 2-year period and included three phases: (1) recruitment and assessment; (2) provision of 180 days of vocational, interpersonal, and basic skills training; and (3) transition into full-time paid employment using a work study site. Placement of adult clients in existing vocational education classes proved very successful. The project provided services to 43 mildly handicapped adults in any of 15 vocational areas, of whom 82 percent finished the training program. Specific sections of the final report deal with project purposes, project activities, project evaluation, service delivery accomplishments, model building accomplishments, and conclusions. Five references and six appendixes of project-related materials are attached. An accompanying manual for project implementation provides guidance for 18 implementation steps including: assemble the project team; identify the target audience; identify goals and objectives; offer staff adequate ongoing support; recruit students and implement the three-phase service delivery program; identify results; and make recommendations. Eight appendixes to the manual provided additional detail and forms. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Basic Skills, Demonstration Programs, Employment Programs, High Schools, Interpersonal Competence, Job Placement, Mild Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Student Recruitment, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational Schools, Work Study Programs
Penn State University, Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, College of Education, 204 Calder Way, Suite 209, University Park, PA 16801 ($22.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Adult Literacy.; Altoona Area Vocational-Technical School, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Altoona)