ERIC Number: ED059451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Report on an Experimental Study of an Intensive 5-Week Literacy - Homecraft Course.
World Literacy and Christian Literature, New York, NY.
A five-week intensive Literacy-Homecraft course (residential) for 13 women was conducted to accelerate learning and propel learners toward satisfactory achievement. At the end of the course, 10 of the 13 were reading graded material with reasonable accuracy, fluency and comprehension. Two were making fair progress, but probably will not retain literacy without joining continuation classes. One did not learn, but her vision was defective. After 3-1/2 months, students were again tested. Only one had joined a local literacy class in the interim. Eight of the 10 who could be tested achieved 80%-95% accuracy in the comprehension test (Evaluation Unit - National Literacy Pilot Project) for reading. The two who had been slowest in first testing had lost considerably and achieved only 23%-33%. All had lost in writing skills during the interim. A certain amount of homecraft practices taught in the classroom were transferred over to the home, but it was difficult to assess how much. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Continuation Education, Course Objectives, Females, Functional Literacy, Home Economics Education, Learning Activities, Reading Comprehension, Research, Residential Programs, Seminars, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation, Task Performance, Test Results, Time Factors (Learning), Transfer of Training
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Literacy and Christian Literature, New York, NY.
Note: Conducted at Women's Seminar, Box 139, Kijota, P.O. Singida, Tanzania, 13 July to 14 August 1970