ERIC Number: ED033271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Adult Basic Education in Mississippi. An Evaluation. Volume I. Volume II. Questionnaires.
Seaman, Don F.; Kohler, Emmett T.
This reports a large-scale evaluation of the adult basic education (ABE) program in Mississippi, begun under Title II-B of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. In 1968-69 the ABE Program enrollment was 22,000, although the target population was 440,000. When the Mississippi State Department of Education was first authorized to conduct ABE programs under the Adult Education Act of 1966, first priority was given to adults functioning at 5th grade level or below. One of the severest deterrents to effective evaluation of the program, however, has been the failure to specify operational objectives. It is recommended that a coordinated effort between state and local ABE personnel be directed toward developing a set of behavioral objectives for the various levels of instruction. The State coordinator asserts that the most serious problems confronting the program are lack of adult education courses available in the state, lack of modern teaching methods and equipment, need for more teacher training, lack of state funds to match federal funds, inadequate number of professionals on the state staff, and geographical areas within the state which are in non-compliance with the Civil Rights Act. (Document includes tables, map, and questionnaires.) (se)
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA.
Note: Two volumes.