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ERIC Number: ED101039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
First Annual Report of the Temple University Neighborhood Extension Program.
Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Div. of Vocational Education.
The Temple University Neighborhood Extension Program (TUNE) got its start during a series of discussions among representatives of Temple University, the Model Cities Program, and the neighborhoods surrounding the university's North Philadelphia campus. The most complex problem identified during these meetings was the cycle of poverty in which many low income residents were mired. An important aspect of this destructive cycle was the lack of education. Funded by the Division of Adult Education Programs, U.S. Office of Education, the primary purposes of TUNE are: (1) to develop a new concept of adult basic education at inner city neighborhood locations, making use of close ties with community organizations to recruit more effectively, and to utilize the services of residents as paraprofessional aides within the program; (2) to develop program offerings around the expressed needs and interests of participants--establish a network of service agencies already active among the target populations to which TUNE students could be referred for help with social problems which would affect attendance of the student and the achievement of the equivalency high school diploma; (3) identify next-step opportunities for TUNE students achieving their diplomas and provide the mechanism to effect the transition from TUNE program classes to those next-step opportunities. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Div. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)