ERIC Number: ED047235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Job-Related Adult Basic Education. Volume I. Summary and Recommendations. Volume II. Approach and Detailed Findings.
System Development Corp., Falls Church, VA.
The aims of this project have been to collect and analyze information on existing Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs, to identify types of programs which are successful in job-related settings, and to recommend promising new models for job-related ABE. Eighty programs were selected as possible for the study. When it was found impossible to classify the programs since they exhibited too many different features, it was decided to study program features; 15 sites were chosen to be visited (Eastman Kodak Company, Los Angeles City Schools, NARTRANS, etc.) After analysis and interpretation of data collected during field visits and from document review, a set of proposed guidelines for job-related ABE programs was developed, as well as an illustrative model program, providing a concrete application of the guidelines. The study revealed a significant need for job-related adult education, which is not now being met. Few programs provide vigorous outreach, placement in a job or a skill training program, and post-instructional student followup. Program features were found here and there which could be combined into an effective job-related ABE program. Funds now exist which could be allocated to support these programs. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Falls Church, VA.