ERIC Number: ED072331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Welfare-Education Program: A Five Year Report, 1964-1969.
Banks, Rita, Ed.; And Others
The activities of the first five years of New York City's Welfare Education Program are summarized. Operation Second Chance and Mothers at School, the two parts of WEP, provide 194 basic education classes, with a combined enrollment of 4,000. The program is intended to give welfare recipients the basic skills and self-confidence they need to obtain work and break the cycle of poverty. The history and early efforts of the program are described. Data concerning student characteristics are provided. Teachers' observations and students' comments, letters, poems and compositions illustrate the booklet. Sections describe the students; school, parents and children; the staff; curriculum; curriculum enrichment; and counseling services. New directions through the urban living skills curriculum, recruitment, computer assisted instruction, and a pre-reading program are also described. Recommendations are made for teacher training, establishment of a resource center, counseling, annual salaries for professional staff, increased use of sub-professionals, and greater teamwork. Legislation supporting the program is quoted in an appendix. (KM)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Counseling, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Adult Vocational Education, Adults, Basic Skills, Black Mothers, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Disadvantaged, Educational Attitudes, Minority Groups, Mothers, Negative Attitudes, Poverty Programs, Program Descriptions, Self Esteem, Tables (Data), Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Dept. of Social Welfare, Albany.; New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Funded Programs.