ERIC Number: ED114607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Project Open-Out: Adult Basic Education: Final Report.
Brooks, Elva M.
A project in adult basic education was established in the Model Neighborhood of Wilmington, Delaware. A delivery system of services using paraprofessionals was created to give eligible adults individualized instruction in their home or a nearby center. The results showed that most of the project enrollment and performance objectives were met. Data are provided regarding: enrollment data, an education opinion instrument administered to 69 students at the end of the project period, a wide range achievement test to determine the amount of progress in the areas of spelling, math, and reading, and a list of student activities. Instructional materials used by staff members were chosen according to the needs of individuals. Some of the materials are listed, rated, and evaluated. Problems encountered in the project were constant turnover of paraprofessionals, transportation of students, enrolling students in driver's education classes who did not possess functional English skills, and retaining and recruiting. Excerpts from a third-party evaluation provide information related to the procedures used in the project, a final evaluation questionnaire administered to the staff, an analysis of the project operations, and interview questions to determine extent of student participation. The project was termed "an exciting, rewarding, and successful program." (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A