ERIC Number: ED367886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Catch Them, Calm Them, Keep Them (Staff Development). Final Report.
Central Intermediate Unit 10, Pleasant Gap, PA.
A project geared to adult educators in rural central Pennsylvania addressed the topics of recruitment and retention of students in adult education programs in order to help the educators find solutions to these problems. Seminars conducted twice during 1993 covered the following topics: methods of recruitment, overcoming text anxiety, curbing the dropout rate, and effective communication techniques. A total of 63 teachers from the targeted area attended the workshops, where presenters assisted the adult educators in the following ways: investigating methods to increase enrollment in adult education programs; developing and using techniques to reduce student anxiety; becoming aware of the situations that contribute to the dropout rate in adult education classes and methods to meet the students' needs in order to lower the rate; and increased their ability to communicate effectively with students who display problems in hygiene, substance abuse, and disruptive behavior. Post evaluation forms completed the day of the workshops and follow-up evaluation forms completed 1 month after the workshop was held confirmed teacher comments that the workshops had been helpful and they were using the techniques in their programs. (Appendixes include the workshop evaluation forms and a list of participants.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Central Intermediate Unit 10, Pleasant Gap, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Central); 353 Project