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ERIC Number: ED017877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 1
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ADULT EDUCATION IN SELECTED VOCATIONAL HOMEMAKING PROGRAMS IN ARKANSAS, KANSAS, AND OKLAHOMA.
RODGERS, FLORESTINE BOWEN
THIS STUDY INVESTIGATED THE BACKGROUNDS OF VOCATIONAL HOMEMAKING TEACHERS AND IDENTIFIED THEIR PRESERVICE EXPERIENCES, PRESENT PRACTICES, AND FELT COMPETENCIES IN THEIR FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD YEAR OF WORKING WITH ADULTS. DATA WERE COLLECTED BY A QUESTIONNAIRE MAILED TO 75 TEACHERS IN ARKANSAS, 45 IN KANSAS, AND 67 IN OKLAHOMA. THE TEACHERS THOUGHT THEIR HOME ECONOMICS COURSES WERE THE MOST HELPFUL IN WORKING WITH ADULTS, ALTHOUGH SUCH OTHER DISCIPLINES AS PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY, AND EDUCATION CONTRIBUTED ALSO. THEY CONDUCTED MORE ADULT CLASSES AS THIRD YEAR TEACHERS THAN EARLIER, REPORTED A HIGH DEGREE OF ADEQUACY AND GOOD COMPETENCY IN WORKING WITH ADULTS, USED A LIMITED VARIETY OF METHODS, MATERIALS, AND MEDIA AND FEWER RESOURCE PERSONS THAN WERE AVAILABLE, AND FELT A DUTY TO PROMOTE ADULT CLASSES IN HOMEMAKING. FUTURE STUDIES SHOULD FOCUS ON TEACHERS WITH FOUR OR MORE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, DETERMINE WHETHER THE PROGRAMS PREPARE ADULTS FOR WAGE-EARNING OPPORTUNITIES, AND IDENTIFY EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCES OF TEACHERS RELATED TO WORK WITH ADULTS. PRESERVICE EDUCATION SHOULD INCREASE KNOWLEDGE OF TEACHING METHODS AND EMPHASIZE UNDERSTANDING ADULTS. THIS DOCUMENT IS A MASTER'S THESIS AVAILABLE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, NORMAN. 88 PAGES. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Univ., Norman.
Identifiers: ARKANSAS; KANSAS; OKLAHOMA