ERIC Number: ED216152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Secondary Adult Program 310 Report.
Jones, Yvonne J.
In 1980-81 the 8 high schools of the Secondary Adult Program incorporated 176 adults into their regular routines. (Of these, 89 completed the school year following individualized curricula.) Teachers whose classes had less than the maximum allowed enrollment of regular students accepted one or more adult students. The Secondary Adult Program provided for establishing the program in each school, recruiting adults from the community, interviewing and testing adults for placement, and scheduling the adults together for daily advisory sessions. The program also held meetings for the adults and provided staff development coordination for teachers and principals. To provide information on participants' reactions to the program, 56 adult students completed an end-of-year survey. Most reported contact with younger students and academic success. Their most frequently cited difficulties in adjustment were getting up early, sending children to school, getting back into habit of studying, and carrying a full course load. Teachers perceived the adults as a positive influence on other students' behavior and especially on students' and teachers' attitudes. Teachers also indicated adults brought life experiences of special relevance to the subject of the class. (Regular student, adult student, and teacher surveys are included. Publicity materials are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Div. of Adult Education.