ERIC Number: ED126356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Review of the Status of Supportive Services in Adult Basic Education. Human Renewal Services Demonstration Project (H-085) Interim Report.
Silvester, John M.
The paper is intended to meet the Human Renewal Service demonstration project objective: to review the status of supportive services of adult basic education programs, focusing on how exemplary services were developed, implemented, and evaluated. The first of three major sections looks at what constitutes supportive services and why they are needed. Section 2 provides an overview of current supportive services. These services are placed in two main categories (1) recruitment and (2) retention and followup practices. The techniques utilized in recruitment by means of media, personal contact, and interagency cooperation are explored. The need for supportive services emphasizing student retention and attempts to meet nonacademic needs through orientation programs, student assessment, guidance and counseling, and referral services are discussed. Section 3 reviews three programs providing supportive services of an exemplary nature: (1) an aural-visual recruitment model; (2) recruitment, retention, and followup services provided by counselor-aides; and (3) the White Plains ABE supportive service system. A summary of the entire report and concluding remarks are presented. The report also contains a list of 20 references. Appended are a 57-item selected bibliography of reviewed programs of supportive services and a counselor-aide inservice training evaluation form. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Adult and Continuing Education Section.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lewis and Clark Community Coll., Godfrey, IL.