ERIC Number: ED246939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Project BEST-PAL (Basic Education Skills Through-Parenting Affective Learning): Process Manual for Program Implementation.
Brevard Community Coll., Cocoa, FL.
This manual describes and evaluates the implementation of Project BEST-PAL (Basic Education Skills Through-Parent Affective Learning), Brevard Community College's special demonstration training project intended to return adults who have dropped out of the educational system back into the learning environment by bringing them to parenting classes offered in their own neighborhoods by trained volunteers coming from these communities. Following an introduction to the processes used in Project BEST-PAL, the report outlines the project's activities, including: (1) a door-to-door assessment of parenting education needs; (2) the development of learning modules, which addressed parenting topics while building in instruction in reading and writing skills; (3) the recruitment of volunteer sponsors to teach the parenting classes; (4) the involvement of Adult Basic Education Teacher/Recruiter/Counselors (ABE/TRC's) in training and working with the volunteer sponsors; (5) interaction with other community agencies serving undereducated adults; (6) the preparation of general publicity materials; (7) the training of the volunteer sponsors; and (8) the conduct of the BEST-PAL outreach classes. The next section provides evaluation results based on the responses of the volunteer sponsors, ABE/TRC's, and parents. Finally, conclusions and recommendations are provided. Extensive appendices provide materials illustrating various aspects of the project. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Adult/Community Education.
Authoring Institution: Brevard Community Coll., Cocoa, FL.
Note: For related documents, see ED 243 561-563.