ERIC Number: ED101146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
University of Maine Urban Adult Learning Center for the Model Neighborhood in Portland, Maine; Final Report: Phase II, for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1972.
Maine Univ., Portland-Gorham.
The Urban Adult Learning Center's (UALC) primary goal is to improve and expand the educational and employment opportunities for all residents in the Portland Model Cities target area who are 16 years of age or older and who have not reached the eighth grade educational level. The Phase Two Foundation section reviews historical background and goals of the project. Phase Two Implementation describes the implementation of 11 essential program elements: recruitment of known school drop-outs; counseling qualifications and responsibilities; a comfortable yet challenging climate; a team approach to the adult learner's needs; an ABE curriculum for reading and computational skills; a GED curriculum serving students coming up from ABE (0-8); referral of adults to other community services; community and university linkages; community service; staff development to produce more effective instructional strategies, curriculum materials, and human relationship techniques; and research and evaluation based on the Design for Adult Learning, a diagram of processes. Nine basic principles which the UALC used in successfully demonstrating a workable model of community-based, individualized adult education conclude the report. Appendixes include a statistical report, enrollee characteristics, organization chart, advisory board membership, reading diagnosis forms, ABE and GED materials, Computation Skills Sequence; and acknowledgements. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Portland-Gorham.
Note: For Phase 1, see ED 059 435