ERIC Number: ED082132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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A Summary of the Evaluation of the Educational Developmental Laboratories/American Institute of Banking High School Equivalency Program for Bank Trainees.
Scheier, Elaine; And Others
The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB) is a sponsor of the Joint Bank Hiring and Education Program for the Disadvantaged (HEP), the purpose of which is to hire and train undereducated adults and provide education that will enable the trainees to compete successfully in the banking industry. Educational Development Laboratories (EDL)/McGraw-Hill and AIB, New York Chapter, entered into an agreement in which EDL/McGraw-Hill agreed to provide the teaching staff, curriculum, instructional materials, and specialized equipment needed for trainees to develop skills in reading, communication, mathematics, social studies, and science. The educational objective of this total program was the successful completion by the students of the General Educational Development Tests (GED). Teachers went through a four-week training program to develop: (1) an understanding of a comprehensive laboratory approach to GED instruction, (2) expertise with media, (3) an understanding of the value of a multimedia approach to educating the disadvantaged, (4) expertise in individualizing instruction, and (5) techniques in critical reading instruction. A total of 485 students were accepted for the program, and 372 completed it. The students in responding to a questionnaire, in general agreed that the program helped them. (WR)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Developmental Labs., Inc., New York, NY. Research Dept.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests