ERIC Number: ED103601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Report on the Community Learning Center.
Fried, Robert L.
The Community Learning Center (CLC) evaluation is based on on-site visits and interviews with staff and students of widely differing ethnic backgrounds. Teaching resources are varied. The Model Cities program is the basic source for CLC funding; the Cambridge Public Library is the center's local sponsor. The external bureaucratic framework needs improving, but the internal framework works very well. Obtaining a balance between guiding and caring and between the need for skills and for social growth provides the best environment in which adults can learn--achieving that balance is the center's purpose and process. CLC's operational viability is one of the strongest elements in its evaluation; it does need more male teachers, however. Evaluation of student progress and teaching performance is in keeping with the center's atmosphere and takes the form of informal, day-to-day feedback. The students view their experience with the center, its programs, and staff as personally rewarding. The center has a good relationship with the community but could involve community members to a greater degree. Generally, CLC is an effective educational organization. The challenge rests in maintaining its effectiveness as it reaches out to a larger population group. (AG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Community Learning Center, Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts