ERIC Number: ED422465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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MUJER: Mothers United for Jobs, Education, and Results. 1997-8 Project FORWARD Project-based Learning Project Summary.
Green, Anson M.
Students in the Culebra Road GED/JOBS (General Educational Development/Job Opportunities and Basic Skills) class, an adult education class for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) students, created their own website. First, students completed a computer literacy survey to gauge their computer skills. Next, students were encouraged to jump right in to the process of exploring the Internet. Computer novices were paired with more experienced students, who served as mentors. After the students had become comfortable exploring websites of interest to them, they were encouraged to write about moments in their past and package their stories into a uniform class web page. To date, the web page contains the following: Student Stories from the Spring of '98; Poetry from the Heart, What Welfare Reform Means to Me; Want Ads for Moms like Us; Our ABC's of Success, Our Children; What Education Means to Us, Great Recipes from Our Class; a Typical Day for a Culebra Mom, Our Class Project "Something to Think About"; and Our Stories from the Project. The project helped motivate students to develop important academic and workplace competencies and increased their sense of empowerment. (The student questionnaire is appended.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests