ERIC Number: ED117460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-1
Reference Count: 0
Special Experimental Adult Basic Education Demonstration Project 1972-1975. Final Report.
Pima County Schools, Tucson, AZ.
The three-year Special Experimental Adult Basic Education (ABE) Project was established in Tucson, Arizona, in order to identify and recruit residents known to have minimal academic skills or a minimal ability to communicate in the English language. ABE services, developed to meet individual needs, were offered in the home by project teachers when participants were unable to attend classes. The services came in the form of innovative and individualized survival type lessons designed to enable participants to understand and deal with the existing socioeconomic system in their locality. The first year of the project focused on recruiting low income participants with no high school education through general outreach techniques and on the development of relevant and practical learning materials. In the second and third years the emphasis shifted to enrolling parents of school aged children into ABE classes and encouraging them to become involved with the programs or institutions affecting their children through specific goals such as: visit the classroom, become volunteer teaching aides, serve as tutors, or attend parent meetings. The importance of the role of the project teacher is discussed and participant data are given. Summaries of accomplishments for 1973-1975, correspondence, and samples of materials and curriculum are appended. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pima County Schools, Tucson, AZ.
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