ERIC Number: ED116048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Operation COPE: A Family Learning Center. Independent Evaluator's Report for the Period July 1, 1974-June 30, 1975.
Arter, Rhetta M.
The findings of the independent evaluation of Operation COPE are reported, with reference to the project sponsors' contractual commitments, in a series of categorical statements congruent with the evaluators' conclusion that the demonstration ABE project for young mothers in Washington, D.C., represented a "spectrum of success hues." The innovative features of Operation COPE which may be projected as having national significance and/or being of special value to the adult education effort identified in the evaluation include: (1) the involvement of a national organization, National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), which gives promise of the delivery of needed ABE and coping services to the racial and cultural minorities interested in acquiring these skills, to whom NCNW already has access; (2) the approaches to staff and volunteer development; (3) the integration of coping skills and ABE in a way which meets the interest of participants in employability, without violating ABE values; and (4) the significant linkage with community resources. The evaluators conclude that the umbrella purpose of Operation COPE, which was to develop a model of a family learning center as a component of a multipurpose arrangement offering a vehicle for education and information related to family needs, was achieved. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Agency Cooperation, Black Organizations, Community Resources, Daily Living Skills, Demonstration Programs, Heads of Households, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Low Income, Mothers, National Organizations, One Parent Family, Parent Education, Program Evaluation, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Negro Women, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia