ERIC Number: ED259799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Project Tomorrow. Special Project Performance Evaluation. Final Report.
Northern Nevada Community Coll., Elko.
In August 1984, Northern Nevada Community College (NNCC) began a project to develop a practical plan for a program in personal literacy to be incorporated into its Adult Basic Education Program. The first months of the project were spent in structuring the test model, developing intake procedures, research, interagency networking, and coordinating a course approach. In January 1985, NNCC first offered "Becoming and Growing," a 60-hour course designed to address the failure syndrome and resulting lack of self-esteem; modify students' maladaptive behaviors; and help adults cope with stress, develop self-help strategies and survival skills, and meet educational goals. Of the 31 students in NNCC's Adult Learning Center, 12 signed up for the course, which included a counseling component and sessions on self-assessment, job search and preparation techniques, values clarification, time and stress management, relaxation, study skills, career and life planning, and computer literacy. Class sessions were taught by NNCC faculty and personnel from several community service organizations. With the exception of three students who dropped out at the beginning of the program, all students completed the course and continued to pursue their educational goals. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
Authoring Institution: Northern Nevada Community Coll., Elko.