ERIC Number: ED042943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Typing as a Motivational Factor and an Instructional Process in Educating Undereducated Adults in the Tri-County Region of Western Appalachian Maryland. Final Report.
Allegany County Board of Education, Cumberland, MD.
The purpose of this project grant was to develop an innovative system which will recruit, motivate, and retain the undereducated adult in the Western Maryland region of Appalachia. The evaluation of staff changes in attitude toward the device was made with positive results. The evaluation of class interaction between the experimental and the control groups was made. World-of-Work skills were explored but not proved any more adequate than regular adult basic education if instructional time was similar. Typing skills cannot be developed with the adult in 100 hours of combined academic and typewriting instruction, but the electric typewriter did provide an ego-building device and rationale to the associates for attending classes. The project did prove that the class size and attendance improved during the 100 hour experiment. Recommendations for further use on a 250 hour program was found to be needed to confirm that the 20% withdrawal from the program was realistic. (Author/DM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Allegany County Board of Education, Cumberland, MD.
Identifiers: Appalachia; Maryland