ERIC Number: ED032512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Adult Basic Education in New Hampshire.
National Association for Public School Adult Education, Washington, DC.
This 1968-69 survey of adult basic education (ABE) in New Hampshire sought to collect basic data, to provide an innovative survey approach, and to develop an effective means of program expansion for over 56,000 foreign born and other adults with less than an eighth grade educational level. Interviews were held, and 21 ABE classes visited in nine communities; 18 ABE personnel furnished self-evaluations during course in Manchester; and briefings were held for ABE teachers and directors. ABE directors, teachers, counselors, and students were surveyed by questionnaire, and responses from 57 community leaders were also tabulated. Such program aspects as patterns of cooperation, program objectives, effectiveness of classroom techniques, teacher characteristics, student background and aspirations, selection of textbooks, scheduling, and testing were investigated. It was concluded that the overall program is beginning to meet the needs of its clientele. Needs in leadership training, curriculum, methods, publicity, and cooperative planning were suggested, together with steps for back home implementation. (The document includes 46 tables.) (ly)
Descriptors: Administrators, Adult Basic Education, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Planning, Counselors, Program Evaluation, Public School Adult Education, Recruitment, Scheduling, State Programs, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Surveys, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Role, Testing, Textbooks
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Public School Adult Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: New Hampshire