ERIC Number: ED260776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Reentry Curriculum Guide for the Adult Learner.
Designed to assist educators in the development of reentry programs for adult learners, this guide provides information on the creation, operations, and outcomes of Project Chance, a reentry program initiated at Brooklyn College during the 1970's to serve ethnically diverse, lower and middle income women from the Brooklyn community. A foreward to the guide highlights the staff's willingness to consider participants' needs and reactions in modifying the content and approach of the program. Following an introduction to the outcomes of the course from its inception in 1976 to its discontinuation in 1980, the guide discusses: (1) one of the major program components--a pre-college, reentry course designed to enable women to explore options, build basic skills competency, and gain self-confidence; (2) redefining the goals of the reentry curriculum based on the first year's evaluation; (3) revising the curriculum to strengthen the basic skills component; (4) the mathematics skills component; (5) the language arts curriculum; (6) the life planning skills curriculum, which emphasizes self-awareness, self-evaluation, decision-making skills, and the ability to describe probable future situations; (7) support services and counseling; and (8) providing information about other programs and services. For each topic, information on special problems, barriers, and solutions is provided. (EJV)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Helping Relationship, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Reentry Students, Self Concept, Two Year Colleges, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn Coll.