ERIC Number: ED279860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Project SEED, 1984-1985. Final Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
The Adult Education Services for Teenage Parents program, funded by the Job Training Partnership Act and the State Education and Employment Demonstrations (SEED), was a pilot program designed to provide educational training, job readiness training, and support services for students 16 to 19 years old who had left school. Young parents were to be referred by the General Social Services Agency (GSS), given educational assessments, and grouped according to reading level. They were to receive a stipend for transportation and child care. The program, which served 37 students, had some limited success. The educational and child care components and the transportation subsidy were implemented. Teachers generally looked upon the program favorably and identified strongly with the program goals. Students looked on the program favorably and judged that their basic skills and knowledge of useful occupational skills increased over the course of the program. Six participants passed the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) exam. Problems were poor articulation between GSS and SEED, late receipt of funds for carfare and baby sitting, and lack of data needed to measure the achievement of program objectives. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.