ERIC Number: ED041220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
1969-1970 Program Evaluation of Adult Basic Education (A.B.E.).
Matthews Educational and Management Systems Consultants, Corvallis, OR.
An evaluative study was conducted in Oregon of Adult Basic Education Programs in progress during the school year 1969-70. Depth interviews were held with local administrators, teachers of A.B.E., program counselors, and a random sampling of A.B.E. students. An oral questionnaire was used; and a Self-Study Questionnaire was sent in advance of a visit. The largest majority of students were married with families to support; the majority had completed eighth grade or further, yet were still semi-illiterate. One half had lived in Oregon more than six years. The greatest number of teachers had been employed in the program only one year but almost as many had been employed since the beginning (four years); most had not taught adults before. They felt a real need of training. The main weakness of the program, as identified by teachers, was inadequate teaching materials, including inadequate tests; this might be partly due to lack of understanding of the new hardware and programed materials. Some very fine counseling was observed. The average cost per student this fiscal year was $115. The mean average reading score increased 1.6 grade levels this year; the cost to raise one student one grade level was $80. (PT)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Counseling, Curriculum Development, Educational Problems, Instructional Materials, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education), State Programs, Student Characteristics, Teacher Certification, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Matthews Educational and Management Systems Consultants, Corvallis, OR.