ERIC Number: ED211718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Mentor Training in the Lehigh Valley.
Katz, Rita S.; Schuehler, Susan S.
Moravian College developed a model training program for 246 educational mentors in the Lehigh Valley. The mentors were supervisors or counselors from business and industry, labor unions, churches, and support agencies. The mentors received training in psychology of the adult learner, the use of self-scoring inventories, and educational planning during five one-day workshops and seven half-day workshops. The objectives of the project were to (1) train 150 educational mentors, (2) distribute 1,000 copies of a directory of programs, (3) increase enrollments in adult basic education (ABE) programs, (4) introduce the concept of career development, and (5) develop a model program replicable at low cost. The effectiveness of the workshop was measured through pre- and posttest surveys of attitudes and perceptions about mentoring and also with a follow-up workshop evaulation. Evaluations indicated that the project supported the need for more linkages between industry and adult basic education, which can be accomplished through informal meetings, distribution of adult student magazines, advertisements on company and union bulletin boards, and the use of chamber of commerce newsletters. Further, companies are interested in and supportive of educational mentors, both the concept and the training. Workshop questionnaires, schedules, agendas, list of workshop participants, newspaper descriptions, handouts, evaluation reports, and testimonials are appendixed. (BPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Moravian Coll., Bethlehem, PA.
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