Running head: PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Program Overview – Part 1
Perspectives on Adult Education – EDU 525
Professor: Dr. Cummings
Cynthia E. Wilson
January 15, 2013
The name of this program is B&C Taylor Life Enrichment Center. This is a Drop-in Center that offers Holistic Supports as well. At this center, they treat the whole person and offer many programs to fulfill their needs. Some of the programs that are offered are G.E.D. classes, job search resources, interviewing techniques, social networking, resume & cover letters writing, linkage & transportation to job fairs, ...view middle of the document...
Some of the main issues of the program are: (Language barriers) Although the community is predominantly African American and Hispanic there are no employees that speak and/or understand Spanish so the Hispanic part of the community loses out unless the speak and/or understand English. (Cultural issues) Because no one has much knowledge of the Hispanic cultural do to the lack of training and understanding of that culture and there are no Hispanic employees or anyone there that has researched their culture this is the barrier that keeps the Hispanics from the center, however, some do come but they speak little English so they may bring their children with them to help them. (Up to date technology is not being used) Because up to date technology is not being used in the center so they are falling behind in technology skills and research. And (Lack of Training of the Employees) because the employees have little or no training they have issues with proper communication with the clients and their fellow co-workers. They also do not know how to fully work the equipment that they are to work on and teach the clients on how to operate it.
The participants in the present program age group varies from sixteen to seventy two, (the minimum age is sixteen for the program however younger children are welcome if accompanied with a guardian). The types of learners vary from drop outs with a fourth grade education to those that may have a college degree and are in the business world but may have an addiction of some sort or just need help on computer skills or needing tutoring of some sort. There are males and females that take part of the program as well. The clients attitude towards learning for the most part is positive, they want to learn in order to be successful in their future and the future of their children or family, they are generally willing to learn, but, from time to time they may come in frustrated from one thing or another. There are also classes that teach them proper English and terminology for those who may speak slang or broken English, and because of the type of community that the...