ERIC Number: ED419113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Philadelphia Alternative Diploma Project. 1996-1997.
Philadelphia School District, PA.
A project was conducted in Philadelphia to help adult students obtain a high school diploma as an alternative to or enhancement of a General Educational Development (GED) certificate. During fiscal year 1996-97 the Metropolitan Career Center (MCC), in collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia, designed an Alternative Diploma Program with three components: life skills, computer literacy, and academic competencies. The program was modeled after the Cumberland Valley School District's program with its academic core and categories of life skills. The Philadelphia model, however, contained at least 20 hours of hands-on computer instruction and was developed through a collaboration between a nonprofit provider of adult literacy services and a school district. MCC ran advertisement and developed intake processes that target and identified approximately 60 students. The product developed was a solid curriculum that can serve as a foundation for implementation. In addition, the impact on staff was positive, with staff receiving positive feedback from their collaborators and from the students who became involved in the intake process. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA.