ERIC Number: ED072261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
An Experimental Program to Provide In-Home Vocational Training in Preschool and Day Care Work for Unskilled Disadvantaged Mothers and Child-Caring Adults. A Final Report.
West Chester State Coll., PA.
On the basis of interviews with mothers and baby-sitters of children enrolled in the Early Learning Programs of the Pennsylvania Research in Infant Development and Education Project in the West Chester, Pennsylvania, area, 12 low-income labor force nonparticipants identified as potential entrants into the job market were chosen to participate in an experimental individualized vocational training program for child care services. Funded under Part C of the Vocational Education Act of 1969, this innovative in-home program was intended for unskilled, socioeconomically disadvantaged adults unable to participate in formal, centrally located training programs. Of the 25 lessons originally planned, the 12 initial lessons are presented in this report, including learning activities, resource lists, behavioral objectives, and content outlines. Positive feedback from program participants, an appended program evaluation performed by an independent researcher by means of interviews using a survey instrument, and a comparison of participant scores with scores achieved by those in a state manpower training program revealed the program's success. A detailed program rationale precedes the 12 lessons and a discussion of the program's results. (AG)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Attendants, Child Care Occupations, Economically Disadvantaged, Education, Educational Innovation, Experimental Programs, Home Instruction, Individualized Programs, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Labor Utilization, Lesson Plans, Practicums, Program Evaluation, Research Utilization, Unskilled Workers
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Sponsor: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Chester State Coll., PA.