ERIC Number: ED044595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
A Statewide Profile of Adult Basic Education.
Essex, Martin W.; And Others
A survey of 72 adult basic education (ABE) programs in Ohio was conducted during the 1968-69 school year. Sixty-nine directors handled 447 ABE classes; however, about 40% were handled by three of them. Public school classrooms were the most frequently used facilities (68%). Night classes accounted for 85%. Most of the directors' time was devoted to program and curriculum planning, supervision of teachers, and recruitment. Areas of specialization of the teachers were: elementary education (60%), secondary (34%), and special (12%), adult (7%), and other (13%). Other aspects researched were: teachers' qualification, backgrounds and perceptions; students' recruitment; and follow-up procedures, curriculum, and records. Students were interviewed to obtain data on their backgrounds, attitudes, educational patterns, and needs. The following recommendations were made: three areas of improvements are vital--employment of more full-time adult educators, improvement of programs designed to meet the many and varied needs of adult learners, and additional state financial support. (NL)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Adult Basic Education, Curriculum, Educational Needs, Participant Characteristics, Program Improvement, Recruitment, Scheduling, State Aid, State Surveys, Statistical Data, Student Attitudes, Student Records, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Qualifications
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.