ERIC Number: ED359399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Adults in Transition. A Report of the Fourth Year of the Adult Education for the Homeless Program.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
In 1991, the Adult Education for the Homeless (AEH) Program consisted of projects in 31 states; a total of $7.4 million was available to these projects. The projects provided instruction in basic and life skills, further assisted homeless adults through counseling and life planning activities, and coordinated efforts with other homeless adult-serving programs. AEH served over 34,000 adult learners, a 10,000 participant (42 percent) increase over the previous year. Although service to male students was predominant in a number of states, almost half of the learners were women. The racial/ethnic makeup of participants remained fairly constant: the largest group of learners were White, 41 percent were African American, and 11 percent were Hispanic. Services to Native Americans increased. Among the 25 states reporting student ages, those aged 25-44 represented 60 percent of learners, the age 16-24 group 29 percent, and the 45-59 age range 10 percent. Approximately 1,000 learners achieved a high school diploma, almost 2,000 made the transition from basic skills instruction to higher education and occupational training, and over 3,000 found or improved employment. Improved quality of life was indicated by participants who found housing, were removed from public assistance, developed personal education goals, or improved parenting skills. The report concludes with recommendations to local programs, state projects, and the national program. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Daily Living Skills, Economically Disadvantaged, Homeless People, Housing Needs, Job Placement, Job Training, Literacy Education, National Programs, Poverty, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, State Programs, Unemployment, Welfare Recipients, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.