ERIC Number: ED106473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Self-Help Program for One Parent Households. Final Report.
This is a final progress report on a two-year project that developed a basic and clerical skills training system for women from AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) households that included the establishment of a company employing former trainees. The following were important components: comprehensive education; a day-care facility; individualized learning; evaluation and recording; counseling; incentives, and work transition. An overview of the project is found in the introduction. The personnel subsystem section covers recruiting, screening, intake procedures, and demographic and attendance data. The secretarial section focuses on the clerical and GED preparation and student performance data. The child development section includes a description of the day-care center and its objectives and activities in addition to data on attendance and the characteristics of users and nonusers. The marketing section explains the following goals: to provide semi-protected work experience for work transition cases; to perpetuate training programs; and to provide jobs, salaries, and advancement opportunities. The evaluation section offers a description and analysis of the evaluation procedures, using questionnaire responses as well as demographic, process, and criterion data. The pilot study of controlling payment on daily attendance, questionnaire instrumentation, and responses are appended. (JB)
Descriptors: Day Care, Day Care Centers, Economically Disadvantaged, Entry Workers, Fatherless Family, Federal Programs, Females, High School Equivalency Programs, Improvement Programs, Individualized Programs, Job Training, Office Occupations, One Parent Family, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Summative Evaluation, Tables (Data), Welfare Recipients, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Associates for Research in Behavior, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. Science Center.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)