ERIC Number: ED230682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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New Trails for the Community College.
Goodman, Shirley B.
Mental patients from the local hospital and the community mental health/mental retardation (MH/MR) center are being helped to reenter community life through classes at Odessa College (Texas). Twice a week, patients who have been stabilized enough to attend day care at the MH/MR center, together with aides, are bused to the community college's Adult Learning Center. There, they attend their choice of three classes: one in which videocassettes dealing with topics such as drugs, adolescents, family relationships, and consumer economics are shown; a reading improvement group using adult materials on the sixth-grade level; or a class for teaching English to Spanish-speaking persons or Spanish to English-speaking persons. Classes are held for one hour, followed by an hour of group discussion. Odessa College hopes that this cost-effective program may reduce some patients' time in the local hospital and prevent them from going to the state hospital. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, College Programs, College Role, Community Colleges, English (Second Language), Guidance, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Clinics, Mental Health Programs, Reading Instruction, Rehabilitation Centers, Rehabilitation Programs, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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