ERIC Number: ED133027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-5
Reference Count: 0
Adult Basic Education Career Development Center in the Newark Model Cities Area, for the Period Ending December 31, 1974. Final Report.
Howard, James H.
Activities of the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Career Development Center, a demonstration project conducted by Essex County College in conjunction with the Newark Construction Trades Training Corporation, are reported. The project supplied career-related adult basic education to minority construction trainees and to trainees in other career areas. Additional objectives of the project were to develop a training program and career ladder for adult basic education teachers to serve the inner-city adult population, and to develop an instructional strategy which would enable trained paraprofessionals to teach basic skills. The project was staffed through small working teams composed of ABE Aides recruited from among community college students, ABE Associate Professionals with 150 hours of supervised experience as tutors or aides, and ABE Professionals and Specialists with varying combinations of experience and graduate training. During the course of the project, approximately 450 students attended and 265 completed from one to four ABE courses; the remainder either received instruction to develop a specific skill or left the program. Students were pre- and post-tested in reading and mathematics using the California Tests of Adult Basic Education, Level D. Results indicated that students progressed at a rate eight times faster than students in U. S. public school systems. Checklists of demonstrated skills, a proposed Associate Degree curriculum in Adult Basic Education, and an independent evaluation of the project are appended. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Essex County Coll., Newark, NJ.