ERIC Number: ED120441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Effective ABE Programming: Nine Case Studies.
Sjogren, Douglas; Jacobson, Larry
The document presents an indepth study of nine selected exemplary adult basic education (ABE) programs in Region 8: Volunteers Clearing House, Fort Collins, Colorado; Utah Navajo Development Council, Blanding, Utah; Adult Education Tutorial Program, Denver, Colorado; Project SAVE, Lemmon, South Dakota; Gates Rubber Company, Denver, Colorado; Clearfield Job Corps Center, Clearfield, Utah; Jobs for Progress, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Opportunities Industrialization Center, Denver, Colorado; and Concentrated Employment Program, Butte, Montana. The programs are representative of cooperative industry and State-administered adult education programs and industry-sponsored and labor-sponsored ABE programs. Two or three day site visits were made to each program, and observational scales and interview schedules were used for collecting program information. Descriptive reports provide information on history, facilities, administration and staff, program, recruitment, students, and evaluation. A concluding interpretative summary suggests no one successful way to work with adults in an educational process; however, themes common to several of the programs are job preparation, GED preparation, and programs oriented to student participation in society and culture, with individualization of instruction a feature common to all programs. Generally, the students represented disadvantaged groups and ethnic minorities. The program observational scale and interview forms are included in the appendix. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.