ERIC Number: ED112108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Samoan Demonstration Program. Final Report for FY 74-75; Volume 1.
Douthit, Dorothy B.; Lung, Julina
Third year project activities, aimed at disadvantaged Samoans living in Hawaii, 20 Years of age or older, unemployed or underemployed, and unable to effectively compete for or maintain jobs, are summarized in the document. Third year's aims included: (1) providing basic education to 75 adult Samoans through vocational interest areas, (2) using innovative curriculum, including peer instruction, and (3) disseminating project materials and information. Basic education was taught in conjunction with sewing, auto mechanics, and consumer education classes, with the vocational involvement of the students motivating their learning of basic educational skills. Teacher evaluation of curriculum, a survey of instructional concepts developed over a three year period, the responsibilities assumed by peer tutors, and pre- and post-test results are provided. Dissemination efforts are discussed. The implementation of bilingual/bicultural teachers, advisory board members, and staff is seen to be a contributing factor to the success of the program, along with efforts to incorporate a concern for the total family unit into teaching methods. Descriptions of instructional materials used and developed, a list of those in contact with the program, reports on various dissemination projects, and a description of the Adult Basic Education tests used are appended. (LH)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Bilingual Education, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged, Information Dissemination, Material Development, Participant Characteristics, Program Descriptions, Samoan Americans, Tables (Data), Teaching Methods, Test Results, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Honolulu Community Coll. Kalihi-Palama Education Center.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii