ERIC Number: ED305791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Educare: Evaluation of a Transition Program for Culturally Disadvantaged and Educationally Handicapped Youth. Executive Summary.
This executive summary describes an evaluation study of a program which provided 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. When transition program participants were administered measures of personal, social, economic, and educational "health," they were found to have significantly benefited from the transition model, compared with those receiving only standard GED instruction. The executive summary briefly reviews the study background, the research problem, research subjects and setting, methodology, findings, and summary conclusions. (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
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 final performance report, see EC 212 590.