ERIC Number: ED103663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Development, Demonstration, and Dissemination: Case Studies of Selected Specific Projects in Adult Basic Education. Occasional Paper No. 42.
Beder, Harold W.; Darkenwald, Gordon G.
In an effort to determine the effectiveness of 309 (b) projects (experimental demonstration projects in Adult Basic Education funded through the Adult Education Act), selected projects were used as the basis for several case studies and evaluated. Project RFD was never intended to be utilized by Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs but instead demonstrates alternatives to current practices. Project Communi-Link was a model demonstration project in many ways, but its effectiveness outside the original pilot communities is doubted. The Southwestern Cooperative Educational Laboratory (SWCEL) ABE project for the Mexican-American community developed products of high technical quality, but local ABE programs have not used them in proportion to the investment. The Texas guidance and counseling project to improve ABE counseling developed a product which has been used extensively in Region 6, but the project was unable to carry out successful dissemination efforts outside the region. Three local impact cases (Chinatown English Language Center, Lumbee Adult Education Project, and Program for the Spanish-Speaking Community) did not involve dissemination of outcomes because of their operational orientation. The case studies demonstrate a need for a permanent dissemination system to take full advantage of the monies, time, and effort invested. (AG)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Case Studies, Demonstration Programs, Experimental Programs, Federal Aid, Information Dissemination, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Publications in Continuing Education, Syracuse University, 224 Huntington Hall, Syracuse, New York 13210 ($2.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Publications Program in Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Adult Education Act 1966