ERIC Number: ED245078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep-23
Reference Count: N/A
More Effective ABE Instruction for Institutionalized Adult Alcoholics and Addicts through the Cambridge Kentucky GED Video Series. Final Report.
Mellon, Thomas A.
A project was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the Cambridge/Kentucky Educational Television General Educational Development (GED) Video Series as a tool for providing adult basic education (ABE) instruction to institutionalized drug addicts and alcoholics at Eagleville Hospital in Eagleville, Pennsylvania. After the integration of the Kentucky GED Series into Eagleville's adult education program, the GED teacher there experienced and effectively managed an eight-student increase in class size. After the implementation of the Kentucky GED Series, 23 Eagleville residents passed the GED certification test as compared to 15 students who passed it during the previous year. Both the teachers and students interviewed rated the reading section of the program as a most effective teaching tool. After using the Kentucky GED Series, students came in for voluntary sessions to review for the GED certification test and commented favorably on the memorability of the tests. Consequently, the Kentucky GED Video Series was determined to be an effective motivator of student participation in ABE programs, an effective classroom management tool, and an effective instructional resource for use in increasing performance on the GED certification test. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Alcoholism, Basic Skills, Drug Addiction, Educational Media, Educational Practices, Educational Television, Field Tests, High School Equivalency Programs, Institutionalized Persons, Multimedia Instruction, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Rehabilitation Programs, Video Equipment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Education and Training Programs.
Authoring Institution: Eagleville Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, PA.