ERIC Number: ED101097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-26
Reference Count: 0
Adult Basic Learning in an Activity Center: A Demonstration Approach.
Metropolitan Adult Education Program, San Jose, CA.
Escuela Amistad, an activity center in San Jose, California, is now operating at capacity, five months after its origin. Average daily attendance has been 125 adult students, 18-65, most of whom are females of Mexican-American background. Activities and services provided by the center are: instruction in English as a second language, home development skills program, preschool observation program, driver's education and citizenship classes, upholstery instruction, and a student advisory committee. Some of these are offered as evening classes. Eight goals pertaining to the adult students' personal, social, and family development were established, and several evaluation devices were employed to measure the extent to which goals were achieved. On the whole, results indicated a satisfactory level of achievement. Excerpts from a teacher's evaluation of students in the home development skills program illustrated practical applications for skills learned at the center; excerpts from student comments reflected how the school is affecting their lives. Appended are various forms used in the program. (AG)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Citizenship, Demonstration Programs, Demonstrations (Educational), Driver Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language), Evening Programs, Homemaking Skills, Learning Activities, Mexican Americans, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Records (Forms), Skill Development
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Adult Education Program, San Jose, CA.