ERIC Number: ED105275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Adult Basic Education Project: Career Centers Program: Division of Extension and Continuing Education: University of Puerto Rico: Final Report.
Puerto Rico Univ., Rio Piedras. Div. of Extension and Continuing Education.
The demonstration project, running from June 1971 to June 1974, sought to reduce the educational and occupational disadvantages of Puerto Rican unemployed and underemployed adults. The program served 1,241 participants, ranging in age from 16 to 60 and in grade level from zero to approximately twelfth grade. Average attendance was 24 days, on a one day a week basis. Most participants advanced one to three grades. Three main programing areas received special attention: staff development, curriculum development, and student participation. Curriculum development centered around language arts skills identified as basic tools for content learning in all areas. A reading program for illiterate adults was developed, oriented to the needs and interests of this clientele. Of the 84 participants in this program, 54 developed basic reading skills. About half the document consists of appendixes showing, in chart form: the background of participants and their educational and employment progress; the cost of expanding the program's services; the number and type of services, along with students educational progress; and coordination with various agencies in the provision of services. Logs of personnel training sessions and other activities are included, along with texts, in Spanish, of 14 program evaluation forms showing participant responses. (Author/SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Puerto Rico Univ., Rio Piedras. Div. of Extension and Continuing Education.