ERIC Number: ED381597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Needs: Single Homeless Men. Denver Metro Area, 1993.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
The Adult Learning Source Homeless Program of the Colorado Department of Education conducted an educational needs assessment of single homeless men in the Denver metropolitan area. A questionnaire was developed with the input of social services workers and administered to 74 homeless men in the summer of 1993. Forty-one percent were White, 24 percent were Black, and 27 percent were Hispanic. Thirty-four percent reported being disabled and 26 percent were veterans. Forty-eight percent reported that a high school diploma or equivalency was their highest level of education, although 30 percent reported attending some type of college. Only 22 percent had not finished high school. Fifty-seven percent reported receiving some type of vocational training. Half of the sample reported that they had no educational needs, but 9 of the 74 wanted to refresh basic skills and 8 wanted additional vocational training. Seventy-six percent reported the desire for more education, but reported homelessness, lack of money, learning difficulties, and other circumstances as barriers. Needs identified and targeted by the Department of Education center around accessing resources, problem-solving skills, and improving basic and life skills. The interview form is attached. Three tables summarize survey findings. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers: Colorado (Denver); Single Persons