ERIC Number: ED101062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
Quitman County Center for Learning and Educational Development, Inc.: Final Report.
Quitman Centers for Learning, Marks, MS.; Mary Holmes Coll., West Point, MS.
Offering an overview of the adult education program of Quitman County, Mississippi and its development from 1967 to 1969, the report reviews the history of the community-based project, community problems, resident participation, and project objectives. Begun in 1967 as a volunteer program in adult education for the poor of that rural Delta region, the program grew and ultimately became a Federally sponsored project with eight continuing education centers. Those served by the program were 63 percent black, most with annual incomes of less than $1000 per year, and functionally illiterate. Through the Community Extension Service, an outgrowth of Mary Holmes Junior College commitment to community service, the Quitman Project grew into a more formalized and regulated program. In the appendix, a progress report submitted to Mary Holmes Junior College describes a curriculum workshop, preservice teacher training, experimental activities, and a project evaluation. Samples of student and teacher generated materials conclude the document. (MW)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Community Development, Continuing Education, Continuing Education Centers, Low Income Counties, Participant Characteristics, Poverty Areas, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Regional Programs, Southern Community, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Basic Education.
Authoring Institution: Quitman Centers for Learning, Marks, MS.; Mary Holmes Coll., West Point, MS.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi