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Assistance to Educational & Literacy Programs
Applied Scholastics International is a non-profit public benefit charitable corporation whose purpose is to provide educators, governments, community groups, parents and students with the teaching and learning tools they need to achieve a world free from illiteracy, where individuals know how to learn and can apply what they learn to achieve their chosen goals.
The learning tools and methodologies used by Applied Scholastics, called Study Technology, were developed by educator and humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard.
Our overall strategy to accomplish the above purpose includes:
Applied Scholastics International carried this strategy forward in 2005 with the following subordinate activities
These subordinate groups now total 608. 188 new people signed up to form new licensed Applied Scholastics activities in 2005. Many of these groups assist under-performing and in many cases under-served students internationally to successfully read and apply what they learn. Each of these subordinate groups utilize and teach Mr. Hubbard's Study Technology in order to create the necessary learning skills that students use to increase comprehension, remedy non-comprehension, evaluate data, think critically, apply data to everyday problems in life and become lifelong learners in order to survive in today's technological world, be productive and contributing members of society and of value to themselves and their families.
The number of people assisted with the Study Technology worldwide in 2005:
The number of courses and tutoring hours delivered in 2005:
Over 2.2 million people were assisted through our network of charitable activities and centers worldwide, utilizing Study Technology during 2005.
Following are some of the events and training programs conducted by Applied Scholastics International or its licensed subordinate groups to assist in carrying out the above stated purpose:
Literacy and Teacher Training Programs: Study and Evaluation
In 2005, Applied Scholastics delivered training to 7,384 teachers and other educators from 24 different countries and 14 states in the United States. This training included teaching tools to raise the ability of students to recognize and remedy the barriers to study so they could retain and apply the information in their materials. These teachers then trained thousands of students to apply Study Technology so raising the achievement rate and number of graduates from their schools could become a reality. This year saw the following new official accreditations and registrations around the world for Applied Scholastics offices:
Following are summaries of some of the major training that took place across the world:
Canada: Through a grant received by a First Nations school in Alberta, 18 educators were trained on Study Technology. Due to the demand by educators, this began the first of a series of 27 training workshops across Canada reaching 160 educators in 2005.
Czech & Slovak Republics: New English Language and Learning centers using materials compiled by Applied Scholastics International opened in the cities of Brno and Ceska-Budejovice in Czech Republic and Bratislava in Slovakia. In total, these new centers have reached 1,395 new people with the first introductory English lesson while the already established centers continued to deliver to hundreds more reaching 3,995 new people during this year.
Israel: A special program funded through private donations and provided with the help of volunteers, was started in schools in Kiryat Shmona in the North of Israel. A series of 4 workshops were successfully delivered to 80 teachers from 2 schools. Further training was then given to 60 teachers in Haifa. Following that, 6 teachers and headmasters from 2 schools in Kiryat Shmona attended the Annual Educators' Conference at the Spanish Lake Campus of Applied Scholastics International and have now planned to continue and expand the Applied Scholastics program in that region.
Italy: The first 6 seminars under the Ministry's accreditation were delivered to 93 teachers in 4 different cities across Italy, bringing the total number of teachers trained in Italy this year to 246.
During 2005, Applied Scholastics continued to work with a school in Bitonto where children were considered uneducable until Applied Scholastics began its intervention. Because of the success of a pilot carried out in 2004, the principal of the school invited Applied Scholastics to return whereby began the implementation of Applied Scholastics checksheets, a tool for catering to individualized study programs for students to keep them engaged and motivated and progressing at their own pace.
Latvia: Applied Scholastics Latvia embarked on two funded educational projects approved by the Foundation for Integration into Society. Both projects are to teach the Latvian language to Russian people who are now residents of Latvia, but unable to speak the national language. One of the programs took place in Riga to 120 students and the other was in Ogre to 100 students. Because of this program these 220 individuals are now both employable and can apply for citizenship.
Pakistan: The Ministry of Education in Pakistan, utilizing teachers already trained earlier by Applied Scholastics, delivered 16 seminars on Study Technology for use in the classroom to 650 teachers.
South Africa: Education Alive embarked on a program of delivering Study Technology lectures to students and teachers in public schools in Midrand to help them raise the educational quality and pass rates. The following was accomplished with the aid of donations for the materials and staff:
Education Alive also delivered lectures to 56
students at the Love in Action Children's Shelter in
Mabopane, 2 workshops to 40 students in Carletonville,
and lectures to 140 children and parents in
Guarantee Trust Corporate Support Services (GT) is licensed by Applied Scholastic to use Study Technology. In 2005, they delivered a Work-Readiness Program, under a grant from a national accounting authority, to 3-400 unemployed commerce graduates annually in the four cities of Pretoria, Johannesburg, Capetown & Durban. They achieved a 90% success in getting the trainees employed once they have completed their 4.5 months training with GT.
In 1998, staff members of the Bushbuck Ridge Training Center were sent to the Education Alive Training Center in South Africa for training to supervise Study Technology courses in their country. They then worked with the Government Provincial Education Department to successfully increase the standard of education for Limpopo. This program continued through to today and in 2005 expanded with an additional 196 teachers from 20 different schools undergoing extensive training on the Basic Study Manual course and 58 teachers from 5 more schools being introduced to the Study Technology through lectures.
Jamaica: The country of Jamaica was introduced to Study Technology when Applied Scholastics International was invited to attend the Independent Schools Conference and provided workshops to 70 educators from 7 different schools. The implementation of Study Technology was started by the delivery of the Progressive Teaching Tools Course to 34 educators. Implementation then took place in 5 schools along with 7 seminars to over 80 teachers and parents.
Philippines: Applied Scholastics International sent staff to the Philippines at the request of school and University officials. The following was provided:
Mexico: The Applied Scholastics charitable organization called Mexican Campaign for Better Learning based in Mexico City continued its work in public schools and colleges throughout the country providing free workshops on strategies and tools for the classroom based on the Basic Study Manual. Since its inception, it has provided training in study skills to over 100,000 students and 7,000 teachers. In 2005, a further 700 teachers from 23 schools underwent Study Technology training as well 1950 students.
Applied Scholastics of Latin America organized further study skills workshops for 1280 teachers of private schools as well 560 students from a technical college in Mexico.
Sri Lanka: Applied Scholastics Malaysia joined with an Applied Scholastics supporter to help the victims of the tsunami in Sri Lanka. Through their efforts, seminars on Learning How to Learn were given to 980 educators to help them to restore and increase educational quality, providing strategies that can be applied successfully to increase learning rate despite the hardship faced with lack of resources in the wake of such devastation.
Another two Applied Scholastics supporters, wishing to help with the after effects of the tsunami to restore education in the country, delivered a Study Technology lecture to 148 students at a Buddhist School and another lecture to 60 teachers of a Catholic School.
Two Seminars based on the Learning How to Learn book were delivered to 75 Teachers in Trinco followed by another seminar to more than 100 people in Trinco. A Seminar was also delivered in Walana, Panadura to 65 Students and 4 Teachers and further lectures in Northern Sri Lanka to over 200 students and 70 teachers.
Tennessee: At Booker T. Washington a public high school in Memphis, 300 students learned Study Technology by doing the Learning How to Learn or Study Skills for Life course. Additionally, the 10th grade students were given special help on the subject of English grammar. This was funded by Fund for Improvement in Education (FIE). Following this, 110 tenth graders at the school were started on the Grammar & Communication course along with 335 other students who continued on with their Study Technology Courses with an additional 97 students who received tutoring.
Louisiana: The Applied Scholastics Achievement Program (ASAP) in Baton Rouge began delivering Study Technology training to 164 under performing and educationally challenged students at the request of the Mayor to assist in the aftermath of the hurricanes in that area. This is the beginning of an ongoing relationship with a school there to raise the achievement level of the school and its students.
Michigan: The training of 37 Educators and an additional 30 Teachers Aides took place at the Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences beginning the implementation of Study Technology into their charter school. Five trainers delivered nine days of intensive training to 15 of the Charter School tutors, teacher aides, the two principals of the elementary school and the entire curriculum team.
Massachusetts: The Grafton Job Corps an educational center that serves high school drop outs was introduced to Study Technology and implementation started with the arrival of their trainer at Applied Scholastics International for his training. The trainer then returned to Grafton to deliver Study Technology workshops to all entry students.
Public Information on Educational Programs
Applied Scholastics International addresses the problem of illiteracy and failing educational systems worldwide by providing publications and services with solutions for these seemingly irreversible trends. These books, materials and services are for educators, trainers, parents and students. They are aimed at helping the learner become self-sufficient and independent so that he or she can succeed in the learning process and consequently succeed in life.
The materials and services can be viewed on the Applied Scholastics International website at www.appliedscholastics.org and are available to the public through that site as well as through continental training centers, schools, literacy and tutoring centers, after-school programs and the Applied Scholastics International campus in St. Louis, Missouri. The materials are also promoted and available through national book sellers.
Applied Scholastics International added 5 new websites to enable the public to more easily find out about educational solutions using Applied Scholastics programs.
During the year of 2005, Applied Scholastics offices, schools, community centers and groups distributed over 10,983,000 promotional pieces, press releases, newsletters, magazines and other publications to teachers, community leaders, government personnel, parents and students. The principal of the Applied Scholastics school, Centro De Education Alive in Mexico, was included in a panel of speakers on the subject of ADHD on two 2-hour live television shows due to her school achieving a high reputation in helping children who have educational difficulties. As a result, more than 300 phone calls from parents were received and workshops were provided to parents on how to help their child with school.
Tours of our international headquarters and training center were conducted by Applied Scholastics throughout 2005. These were to associate organizations as well as for principals, teachers, trainers, home schooling parents and parent-teacher associations. These educational tours also took place around the world at the facilities of our licensees, and also included seminars on Study Technology. From these tours, new people were registered to provide educational services under the Applied Scholastics trademark licenses; others were enrolled to come to the campus for training; and still others were informed about the purpose and activities, training and materials that Applied Scholastics provides. All these activities contributed to our worldwide expansion for the purpose of assisting students of all ages so they have a successful educational experience in accordance with our charitable mission.
A special conference was held for visiting educators and officials from the Philippines who wished to have Study Technology implemented in their school districts. As a result of this plans were made to facilitate their needs with a schedule of workshops to be held in the Philippines.
Education Alive was invited to provide a presentation on Study Technology and Applied Scholastics reading programs at the International Reading Association Conference in Swaziland. The presentation was given to a group of 143 teachers on Phonics and Study Technology.
An Integration Event was held for officials and parents by the Applied Scholastics School, Amager International School. This school is a model of how a school helps with the major Danish problem of integration of immigrants into society, showing how the Applied Scholastics educational programs help with all ethnic groups.
The head of Applied Scholastics CIS toured through Russia & Kazakhstan giving informational presentations on Applied Scholastics and its activities. This resulted in the opening of new Applied Scholastics groups in Kiev, N. Novgorod, Grozniy (Chechnya), Kharkov, Samara, Almaty, Krimsk, Pavlodar, Nizhnekamsk, Novokuybishevs and 3 kindergartens in Moscow.
In the USA, educators of all kinds visited our Applied Scholastics booths at 18 conventions and learned about Study Technology, Applied Scholastics and Mr. L. Ron Hubbard's breakthrough teaching methods. All received promotional materials covering the Applied Scholastics solutions to illiteracy. At some of the conventions, workshops and short training sessions were also held. As a result there were many inquiries about Applied Scholastics education programs from school principals, teachers, parents and other educators and many teachers have come to be trained at the Applied Scholastics International campus in St. Louis, Missouri.