ERIC Number: ED044641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Creating Effective Learning Experiences in the Adult Classroom.
Dutton, Donnie; Moss, Gary
The purpose of this study was to evaluate training given to West Tennessee adult basic education teachers concerning the creation of effective learning experiences. Two workshops were held, one at Memphis State University for Shelby county personnel and one at Jackson State Community College for the rest of West Tennessee. Data were gathered from the 183 persons attending by a questionnaire and the Kropp-Verner Attitude Scale. It had been planned to examine statistical association between variables using the chi-square test but, due to the number of low cell frequencies, the validity of the test was subject to question. This technique was deleted from the study and hypotheses were also eliminated. In general, participants rated the workshop high or very high; it answered their questions, presented useful information and techniques, and was well conducted by the instructor. There was little difference between sex of participants and their ratings of the workshop; older participants (35+) rated it higher than the younger, and Negroes rated it higher than whites. As years of teaching experience, either in public school or adult basic education increased, ratings of the program increased. (Appendixes include a sample program, evaluation instruments, and comments of participants.) (EB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Memphis State Univ., TN.
Identifiers: Kropp Verner Evaluation Scale; Tennessee