ERIC Number: ED040366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Adult Learning Laboratories in Adult Basic Education. For Use with Out of School Youth and Adults in Continuing Education Classes.
Cincinnati Public Schools, OH.
Supported by a grant under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, a field project was developed to compare achievement at three levels of instruction (grades 0-3, 4-6, 7-8) in an adult learning laboratory and a sample of traditional adult basic education (ABE) classes during 1968-69. Classes, stressing prevocational readiness and personal growth, had similar class hours, numbers of students, and a representative sample of out of school youth and adults in the Cincinnati Public Schools ABE program. The classes, which focused on learning skills rather than content, offered 100 hours of instruction in language arts, arithmetic, and general education based largely on printed materials. The learning laboratory provided for independent study and individualized instruction through a variety of programed and self-instructional materials as well as audiovisual aids. Much study was accomplished at home in leisure hours. Two major findings were that average gains in test scores showed educational needs being served by both approaches; but that Level 3 gains, being somewhat lower than anticipated, indicate a need for more of both traditional and programed materials. (The document includes 15 tables, cooperating agencies and projects, tests, evaluation procedures, adult centers, methods and materials, equipment, and a list of publishers.) (LY)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Arithmetic, Audiovisual Aids, Conventional Instruction, General Education, Instructional Materials, Instructional Program Divisions, Learning Laboratories, Out of School Youth, Program Evaluation, Programed Instructional Materials, Public Schools, Reading
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Public Schools, OH.
Identifiers: Ohio (Cincinnati)