ERIC Number: ED110689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Basic Education in Manpower Programs: The R & D Experience. Manpower Research Monograph No. 38.
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
The report relates the experience of contractors with the Manpower Administration of the Department of Labor in providing adult basic education to manpower program clients in research and demonstration projects. It summarizes the findings and progress of several experimental projects from the initial efforts under the Manpower Development and Training Act of 1962 to those still underway as the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973 came into force. Drawing on experiences from the programs described, the focus of the report is on ways to provide adults with academic skills. Among the topics considered are: individualized instruction, programed instruction, diagnostic and evaluative tests, learning motivation, behavioral objectives, learning environment, teacher training, use of tutors, counseling and supportive services, English as a second language, and projects of special significance. The report points to many unresolved problems and to the need for further research to document the teaching techniques, materials, and environments that work best for particular kinds of clients. Appended are brief discussions of related activities in manpower programs administered by the Department of Labor and of relevant research by the Office of Education. (Author/PR)
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($1.15)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.