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ERIC Number: ED230682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A