ERIC Number: ED033277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Professional Needs of Adult Basic Education Teachers in the State of Maryland.
This study investigated the professional needs of adult basic education teachers in the 24 public school systems of Maryland, ascertained existing procedures for recruiting and selecting adult basic education teachers, and developed guidelines to help administrators provide instructional staffs which can best meet the basic educational needs of undereducated adults. Pertinent literature on teacher selection, recruitment, orientation, and inservice training was reviewed, along with census data on the undereducated adult population of Maryland. Attitudes of adult basic education administrators were surveyed by questionnaires and interviews; a questionnaire survey was also made of the attitudes and needs of 184 teachers. Major recommendations on adult basic education included a review by school systems of their own local policies and procedures, more active financial involvement by school districts, higher preparation and certification standards for the teachers, undergraduate and graduate training programs, continued research on instructional materials, the employment of full-time professional staff personnel, and a continuous inservice training program planned by teachers and administrators. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adults, Attitudes, Census Figures, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Enrollment, Inservice Teacher Education, Investigations, Publications, Standards, Teacher Background, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Teachers
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.