ERIC Number: ED305790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Educare: Evaluation of a Transition Program for Culturally Disadvantaged and Educationally Handicapped Youth. Final Performance Report, 9/1/85 to 10/31/87.
Miner, David; And Others
The Transition Instructional Program was designed to provide transition services to a culturally insulated group of dropout, migrant, bilingual youth of ethnic minority origin, a significant number of whom were adjudicated, handicapped, or limited English speaking. The project utilized experiential instructional techniques to promote the subjects' integration into "mainstream" culture by enhancing educational, personal, social, and economic measures of health. The students received training in General Education Development (GED) preparation along with training in four other program components: Foxfire, Rural Employability Development for Youth, Computer Practicum, and Peer-Mentorship.) Subjects were administered outcome measures of personal health (self-esteem, emotional integration, interpersonal competence, identity, and independence), measures of social health (social integration, sharing of norms with the larger social order, and personal competence), and measures of socioeconomic health (occupation or employment preparation and job relevant skills). Compared to controls who received GED preparation only, subjects showed improvement on all measures. Appendices, which make up approximately half the report, contain descriptions of the program components, descriptions of the scales used, a sample of the survey instrument, and various tables. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Bilingual Students, Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Differences, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Dropouts, Educationally Disadvantaged, Ethnic Groups, Experiential Learning, Individual Development, Intervention, Limited English Speaking, Mentors, Migrant Youth, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Student Development, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education
Institutional Development and Economic Affairs Service, Inc., Magnolia Star Route, Nederland, CO 80466 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institutional Development and Economic Affairs Service, Inc. Nederland, CO.
Note: For executive summary, see EC 212 591.