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ERIC Number: ED044595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 35
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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)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers: Ohio