ERIC Number: ED101149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Urban Adult Education Institute.
Davis, Samuel, Jr.
The Urban Adult Education Institute (UAEI) directed activities in five major areas: professional and continuing education, adult basic education, systems analysis, employment, and community involvement. Because of a time lapse between activities and evaluation, professional and continuing education objectives and systems analysis objectives could not be effectively judged. The evaluation focused primarily on student outcomes and based its data analysis on 62 student questionnaires. The document offers a detailed analysis of the responses related to: (1) demographic information; (2) reasons for attending UAEI; (3) education, skill, and employment levels on entering the institute; (4) organization membership; (5) voter registration; (6) social involvement; (7) the effectiveness of the institute's job training; and (8) student views of activities, facilities, and outcomes at the institute. It was concluded that, in the area of adult basic education, the program was moderately successful. Mathematics, consumer education, home and family living, and social studies were considered useful areas of study. Staff effectiveness, facilities, and course content all scored high ratings. Reviewing responses related to the institute's effectiveness in job training and retraining, results indicated moderate success. Responses also indicated that participants were active in social, political, and community affairs. (MW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Development.