ERIC Number: ED102290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
The Plantation Adult Basic Education Program.
Southern Mutual Help Association, Abbeville, LA.
The Plantation Adult Basic Education Program started in 1970 as an alternative to poverty for sugar cane workers in Louisiana. The document discusses the various aspects of the poverty conditions that exist in the area, such as: housing, diet, health, education, and lack of consumer information, and how these existing conditions are to be changed through the adult education program. Also outlined are a brief history of the program; the various kinds of help obtained from the program's sponsor--Southern Mutual Help Association; four program objectives (raising the educational level of workers, advising workers of available assistance, assisting workers and their families with diet and food preparation, teaching budgeting and effective purchasing); the goal of process experimentation and analysis; and the program's rationale. Broad conclusions are discussed with special emphasis on the creation of a learning laboratory and future plans for the program itself. (BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Mutual Help Association, Abbeville, LA.