ERIC Number: ED376368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Women's and Community Issues Magazine. Final Report.
Lutheran Social Mission Society, Philadelphia, PA. Lutheran Settlement House.
General Educational Development (GED), pre-GED, and adult basic education students and teachers in Lutheran Settlement House Women's Program GED classes participated in the production of two magazines focusing on women's and community issues. The process included the following: surveying GED classes to determine which current issues were of paramount interest; distributing survey results to teachers and students with some preliminary student writings; looking for and collecting articles from local newspapers that were relevant to the issues selected; circulating articles for reading and discussion in classrooms; submitting student writings for publication; establishing an editorial review board for selection and preparation of writings; and printing and distribution of the two issues. GED students who participated showed some improvement in essay-writing skills as measured by the Official GED Practice Test and the actual GED Writing Skills test. Appendixes include the women's issues and community issues survey and a women's issues article review. The two magazines produced follow the report. Issue 1 includes the sample survey form and survey results and student responses to these issues: abuse of children, AIDS, domestic violence, the homeless, abortion/fertility, and gun control/violence. Issue 2 contains materials from the New Beginnings graduation and awards ceremony--welcome, agenda, speakers' biographies, lists of graduates and awardees--and student responses to these issues: homelessness, AIDS, domestic violence and gun control/violence, abuse of children, abortion and fertility, and welfare reform. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Lutheran Social Mission Society, Philadelphia, PA. Lutheran Settlement House.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania