ERIC Number: ED350424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
"Finding Myself; Finding My Home." An Evaluation of the Adult Education with Homeless Persons Project.
Sperazi, Laura; And Others
An evaluation of the second year of services of the Massachusetts Adult Education with Homeless Persons Project documented different program models evolving out of diversely defined partnerships between adult education organizations and shelters for homeless people. Site visits to all nine programs and subsequent profiles were supplemented with learner surveys and interviews. Four themes identified in the Year 1 evaluation continued to define the goals and operations of the programs in the project: partnership, curriculum and teaching methods, teacher training, and transition. The "typical" learner was a young (under 25) white single mother of one or two children who was newly homeless, saw education as a way out, who would not be enrolled in an education program if it were not provided as part of shelter services, and was very pleased with the quality of instruction. (Program profiles that comprise over 100 pages of the report follow the findings summaries. The nine profiles offer a "snapshot" of each program's unique approach to adult education for the homeless. A statistical profile is followed by a program profile that includes: (1) a program summary (history and context, need, vision and goals, distinguishing characteristics, strengths, concerns and tensions); (2) program design and implementation; and (3) recommendations. The report concludes with recommendations related to the four themes and several other issues. Appendixes include learner profiles and survey and site visit protocols.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA.