ERIC Number: ED239121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Operation Bridge: Over the Troubled Waters of Adult Education. Transcript [and] Evaluation Plan.
Bowers, Robert F.
Operation Bridge, a program which was developed by the Detroit Public Schools to train 13 adult advisors to work with adult education students in outreach sites and traditional adult education centers, is described. The selection process, the orientation, the coursework, the internships, and the application of training are discussed. The report on the evaluation of this project covers analyses of the data obtained from the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale (TSCS) and the Multidimensional Internal-External Locus of Control Reinforcement Scale (Gurin, 1969) which were administered to the adult advisor trainees at the beginning and ending of the training program. The results from these tests indicate that the participants had increased their positive feelings about themselves, their behavior, and their personal and social self; and that they had an increased sense of control in their lives, in their work, and in the community. Descriptions of the TSCS and the Multidimensional Internal-External Locus of Control Reinforcement Scale are given. Also included are tables reporting the scores on the pretests and posttests for each instrument. Concluding this document are four examples of completed evaluation forms in which students evaluated their advisors and the program. (EM)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Characteristics, Counselor Evaluation, Counselor Training, Counselors, Internship Programs, Locus of Control, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Self Concept, Self Concept Measures
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Tennessee Self Concept Scale