ERIC Number: ED092783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Great Lakes Apprenticeship Center: Some Insights Into Educational Programming for Disadvantaged Adults. Research Report.
Swan, L. M.; De Vries, Jim
This research was aimed at determining the success of the program approach of a rather unique prevocational training program designed to meet the needs of young adult American Indians from low income backgrounds. The Great Lakes Apprenticeship Center (GLAC) approach utilizes some education principles which have wide support in adult education literature. The criterion used to judge program success were the former students' own evaluations and job improvement after training. The trainee evaluations were generally positive. Also, substantial improvements were made in the trainees' pay levels and hours worked after training. The study reveals that: (1) some important adult education principles facilitate effective programming for the disadvantaged learner and (2) if such principles are properly implemented, it is possible to reduce the gap between the underemployed and those with relatively better employment records. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indians, Career Ladders, Disadvantaged, Income, Low Income Groups, Prevocational Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Underemployment, Working Hours, Young Adults
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Coll. of Agricultural and Life Sciences.