ERIC Number: ED044642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Factors Affecting the Process of Educational Change.
A five-day adult basic education workshop was held at Somerville, Tennessee, in February of 1970 for 21 teaching and administrative personnel of the Fayette county Manpower and Economic Development Administration. This report of the workshop contains only: edited presentations of the instructional materials; group reports prepared by participants; and the results of the evaluation of the workshop. Instructional materials covered program planning, adult psychology, a teacher's self-appraisal, suggested lesson plan, use of printed materials, recruitment and retention of students, and curriculum development. Groups reported on implications of physiological and psychological characteristics of undereducated adults. A questionnaire was used to gather demographic data and participant reactions, followed by a faculty evaluation form and the Kropp-Verner Evaluation Scale. A pretest and posttest were given to determine the amount of cognitive change. Participants were likely to be female, under 40 years of age, Negro, having more than two years of experience in adult education but not possessing a college degree. They reacted favorably to the workshop and the quality of instruction. The average person gained a total of 24 points relative to cognitive knowledge. (EB)
Descriptors: Achievement, Administrators, Adult Basic Education, Adults, Classroom Environment, Curriculum Development, Individual Characteristics, Instructional Materials, Knowledge Level, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Statistical Data, Teachers, Workshops
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Memphis State Univ., TN.
Identifiers: Kropp Verner Evaluation Scale; Tennessee
Note: Resource Document and Workshop Report