ERIC Number: ED204609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-1
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Educational Benefits and Cost Analysis of the Adult General Education/Basic Education Mobile Van Project.
DuVall, Charles R.; And Others
A study examined the educational benefits and costs of the adult general education/basic education mobile van project designed to provide access to adult basic education and general education programs for citizens of Indiana. An evaluation team interviewed all available persons (including Indiana Office of Occupational Development directors; Occupational Development Center counselors; and local educational agency administrators, teachers, aides, and students) at two van area sites. A sample of convenience was used to collect a series of interviews, each of which was read independently and subsequently analyzed by all members of the research team. Evaluators found the project successful in increasing access to educational programs. Project strengths included a high degree of cooperation between staff and agencies, individualized or small group instruction, dedicated and competent staff, and a high percentage of program participants completing high school equivalency examinations. Program concern areas included adverse effects of the program's high degree of mobility, poor recordkeeping at some sites, lack of cooperation at certain sites, poor methods of disseminating information, problems with location of some facilities, and lack of day care. Project cost analyses indicated substantial material payoffs and qualitative benefits. (Summaries of the interviews collected are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Attitudes, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Cost Effectiveness, Counselor Attitudes, Educational Benefits, High School Equivalency Programs, Interviews, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Districts, State Programs, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Adult and Community Education.; Indiana State Office of Occupational Development, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: DuVall (Charles R.) & Associates, South Bend, IN.