ERIC Number: ED113111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
Choctaw Adult Education, Volume I. (A 309(B) Demonstration Project) Final Report.
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Philadelphia.
The Choctaw Adult Education Program was designed to give the adults access to an educational program in their own communities. It was based on the concept that equal emphasis would be placed on the delivery of effective client services and the development of professionals from among the program's client population. Initially, learning centers were established in the 4 largest Choctaw communities. Each center was open for two, 3-hour flexibly scheduled evening sessions per week. However, due to the initial response, evening classes were opened in 2 other communities and day classes were also established in the 4 larger communities. Commercially made worktexts were used due to the adult's preference for them. However, when the adults were ready, teacher-made materials were used. Individual student gains were evaluated through analysis of nationally standardized general ability measures, observations, affective measures, teacher records, and questionnaires. The program's progress was evaluated via formal and informal gestures, mostly informal. This volume describes the project's history, intent, design, staff training, demonstration functions, and results. The appendices cover: students' educational level; reasons for level of schooling completed, for attending class, and for withdrawal; sources of information about adult education; and attendance fluctuations. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Philadelphia.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi