ERIC Number: ED339841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Study Service in Adult Education: Analysis of an Experience. New Papers on Higher Education. Studies and Research 2.
National Univ. of Lujan (Argentina). Dept. of Education.
A university social service (USS) experiment in literacy training and adult education was carried out during the 1986 academic year at the National University of Lujan, Argentina. A literacy and post-literacy training program was devised for a district on the outskirts of Lujan, in which students in the second year of the education science course carried out the teaching function. The project included two interdependent subprograms: the education and community organization service and the student training service. It was based on three concepts: university social service, people's education, and student training. During the planning stage, information was collected from which to define the target population, characteristics of the educational project, and role of university students. Service was provided through an "endogenous," peripatetic model, starting with the individual family and gradually extending to shared neighborhood responsibilities until organized bodies could be set up. Nineteen adults participated as a result of a door-to-door campaign. A literacy workbook was made up of 16 graded lessons and 4 reading texts. A program for 20 students/trainers included accompaniment during field work, consultation with university teachers, and a teaching workshop. Evaluation was ongoing and included questionnaires and interviews. The project changed the attitudes of students and the target population. (43 references) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, College Students, Community Development, Community Education, Community Services, Delivery Systems, Extension Education, Foreign Countries, Illiteracy, Literacy Education, Outreach Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, School Community Programs, School Involvement, Student Participation, Student Teachers, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: National Univ. of Lujan (Argentina). Dept. of Education.