ERIC Number: ED101103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Project Reach: Annual Report--Year 1. June 1, 1969-June 14, 1970.
McClelland, Samuel D.
Project Reach, a Federally funded two-year program at the University of Notre Dame, studied three methods of increasing the scope and effectiveness of a local adult basic education (ABE) program in St. Joseph County, Indiana. The methods were: (1) a paraprofessional training program for six former ABE students in still photography, color film production, and television technique, (2) development and production of media materials by the paraprofessionals for a county broadcast enrollment campaign, and (3) exploring and experimenting with various approaches for an effective ABE television curriculum. Thirty-five television/radio community messages, mainly one minute long, were produced during the first year and are included in the appendixes. These messages, interviews with students in ABE classes, reflected student opinion of the program. Eight half-hour documentary films were completed, three of which dealt with Mexican-American problems. Two major workshops were conducted for area ABE teachers and administrators, and the television curriculum approach resulted in the production, "The Job Application." Types of project problems encountered during the first year are discussed. It was recommended that: the second-year program be expanded to 12 paraprofessional trainees; materials be tested for effectiveness; more television instructional programs be produced. Appendixes consist of approximately 100 pages. (EA)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Blacks, Communications, Documentaries, Educational Media, Educational Radio, Educational Television, Enrollment Influences, Film Production, Mass Media, Mexican Americans, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Photography, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Publicize, Television Curriculum, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Notre Dame Univ., IN.
Note: For related document, see CE 002 848; Due to nonreproducibility, Appendixes 2 and 4 were deleted