ERIC Number: ED122013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Demonstration Program in Individualized Adult Education in Rural Areas, July 1, 1974-December 31, 1975. Final Program Report.
Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Div. of Continuing Education.
The final report of a demonstration project in individualized adult education in rural areas of Arkansas, which took place during the period of July 1974 through December 1975, is presented. Program goals included: (1) to recruit and retain rural male adults who are operating at less than a fourth grade educational level, with emphasis on the underemployed, unemployed, welfare recipients, and heads of families; (2) to develop a targeted replicable curriculum for this group which can gain and maintain interest; (3) to emphasize a high interest level of reading, with elements of social living computational and social living skills, thereby maintaining adult interest with low level skills. Five learning sites were established, with 33 students participating and 20 remaining throughout the project. A variety of assessment instruments provided data about the students on which 80 individualized learning packets were developed, containing pre-and posttests, and learning activities with accompanying scripts on cassette tape. Site evaluation by project coordinators indicated the achievement of project goals. Ten recommendations are presented. The bulk of the document is taken up by appendices, which include the assessment tools, test results, packet evaluations, reading skill check list by level, and workshop and project evaluations. (LH)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Reading Programs, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Individualized Instruction, Literacy Education, Measurement Instruments, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Tests, Rural Education, Student Evaluation, Test Results
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Div. of Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas