ERIC Number: ED170581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Basic Education Outreach Project. Final Report.
Alberta Vocational Centre, Edmonton.
The Alberta Vocational Center (AVC) developed a portable competency-based learning system for use in non-institutional adult basic education community programs. The system addresses needs identified by the 1971 census which found 28% of Alberta's residents (over fifteen and out of school) had less than a ninth grade education. Administered through an adult learning center in a library, the program offers reading, writing, and arithmetic to the ninth grade level. It provides free tuition and learning materials, flexible attendance, drop-in registration, continuous entry/exit, and individualized progress. Thirty-nine students are currently enrolled. The program, utilizing a team approach, was developed in four stages: reconnaissance, development, implementation, and dissemination. The project appraiser and project director evaluated the project's outreach process, center components and activities, academic gains, employment related issues, further education issues, and life style issues. For example, it was found that AVC referrals, pre- and post-tested at AVC, advanced at least two grade levels in reading and math after outreach program involvement. Following evaluation, recommendations were made for various program components. (Appendixes include project timeline and reporting schedule, curriculum guidelines, staff selection documents, staff reports on outreach activities, data collection instruments, evaluation module, budget, and program development team evaluation.) (CSS)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Community Programs, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Facility Inventory, Functional Literacy, Individualized Programs, Library Cooperation, Models, Outreach Programs, Physical Environment, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Projects, Site Analysis, Student Characteristics, Student Recruitment, Systems Approach, Teacher Selection
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Advanced Education and Manpower, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: Alberta Vocational Centre, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Calgary)