ERIC Number: ED376312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
The Simultaneous Model of Education and Training. Adult Basic Education and Vocational Skills Training. A Replication Manual.
This manual describes an effective, cost- and time-efficient approach to basic education and vocational training for adults. The approach was developed during a pilot project in Massachusetts that featured the following: capitalizing on students' interests, hands-on vocational training, the expectation that students' motivation to learn a vocational skills would carry over into motivation to improve the academic skills, and basic skills and employment training. The model was used for 4 years with more than 275 students. Half of the students found employment, even in a depressed job market, and 95 percent of the students felt that the program benefited them, even if they did not gain employment. Following a description of the pilot program, this manual provides a step-by-step approach for setting up a similar model. Information is provided on the following: choosing a vocational area, calendar, recruitment and intake, staffing, class schedule, instructional approach, developing interpersonal skills, concrete and measurable goals, long-term goals, the world of work curriculum, retention and motivation strategies, counseling and support, job development and job placement, job retention, and getting student input. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Guidelines, Job Development, Job Search Methods, Job Training, Models, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods
World Education, 210 Lincoln Street, Boston, MA 02111.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Public Welfare, Boston.
Authoring Institution: World Education, Inc., Boston, MA.