ERIC Number: ED253752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Newspaper Delivery of ABE/GED Curriculum Materials. Final Report and Final Product.
This report describes the delivery of adult basic education/general educational development (ABE/GED) materials throuqh a local newspaper. The materials, 24 English and math lessons developed by the Vineland (New Jersey) Adult Education Center and later distributed by Project Rural in Centre County, Pennsylvania, were published by the "Valley News Dispatch," which serves parts of Allegheny, Butler, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties, Pennsylvania. An introduction discusses the objectives: to reach a potential audience, to "tease" people through the published lessons to enroll in classes, to individualize the study by facilitating independent study, and to make the public aware of adult education. A diary of the 310 project follows. It explains the methods and time frame involved in the initial contact with the newspaper, advance publicity for the project, involvement of two local community libraries as hosts for dial-a-teacher and individual tutoring services, publication of the lessons, reader response and community reaction to the lessons, telephone survey, and culmination of the project in a free, practice test. An evaluation of the project reports that the project successfully met all of its objectives, although individualizing the approach was not effective for all students. (Project correspondence is appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: ARIN Adult Learning Center, Indiana, PA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests