ERIC Number: ED087848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
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Independent Evaluation of the Adult Basic Education Career Development Center in the Newark Model Cities Area.
Gordon, Edmund W.; And Others
The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program was founded and is funded by the Newark Construction Trades Training Corporation. Internally, NCTTC provides all services to trainees other than the ABE component. Specifically, it provides a recruitment function, guidance function, placement service, shop training program, and supervision of on-the-job training by site-liaison personnel. The ABE program is a major attempt to serve individuals with both a program oriented toward the acquisition of occupational competency, as well as a basic education which serves two purposes: (1) that of personal educational achievement and (2) certification necessary to meet vocational entry requirements. These programs are designed to serve the people residing in the Model Cities area of Newark who are undereducated, unemployed, and underemployed. Special efforts are made to serve minorities, veterans, and former correctional inmates. ABE has four objectives: (1) to improve the communicative, computational and social skills for adults whose inability to effectively use these skills substantially impairs their getting or retraining employment commensurate with their real ability; (2) to enhance their understanding of the free enterprise system in order to prepare them for their roles as productive citizens; (3) to interpret and relates students' educational accomplishments in order for them to observe educational relevance to their occupational training and their career objectives; and, (4) to help make possible for the students, the acquisition of his high school equivalency diploma thus giving him a sense of personal and educational achievement. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Basic Skills, Career Development, Career Ladders, Communication Skills, Compensatory Education, Employment Programs, English (Second Language), Mathematics Instruction, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Urban Education, Vocational Education
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey