ERIC Number: ED252731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Adult School for Cuban Refugees, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. Final Evaluation Report, August 25-November 28, 1980.
Shaner, J. Michael
The Adult School for Cuban Refugees, operated by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit in 1980, supplied services to approximately 1,200 Cuban refugee students in the six weeks of its operation at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. The program offered basic oral English classes to adults ranging in age from 18 to 81 years. The classes were conducted in the World War II Army barracks at the military installation. The mostly male students entered classes with a wide range of proficiency ranging from no English to an advanced understanding. The goals for this short-term educational project consisted of teaching oral English and providing for the acculturation of the Cuban students to the American way of life. The goal of teaching oral English was met. Students advanced rapidly in their ability to speak and understand English. Pre-post testing revealed a large gain in student English proficiency. The goal of teaching basic life skills for student acculturation to the American society was also met. Within the limitations placed upon the teachers and aides from the controlled environment, a basic understanding of the American way of life was developed. The students learned rapidly about American society and were eager to explore for themselves beyond the confines of Fort Indiantown Gap. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16, Lewisburg, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania