ERIC Number: ED045894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of an Adult Basic Education Orientation Workshop for Memphis City Schools Personnel.
Dutton, Donnie; Moss, Gary
This study evaluated a one day Memphis State University workshop for adult basic education (ABE) personnel, and sought to determine relationships between certain participant characteristics and reactions to the workshop. Financed under Title 1, Higher Education Act of 1965, the workshop covered guidance and counseling, curriculum development, problems in teaching undereducated adults, and opportunities for ABE personnel to pursue graduate level training. All 77 participants completed the 20 point Kropp-Verner Evaluation Scale and a special personal data and reaction questionnaire. These were among the findings: (1) 61% of participants felt that the workshop had great value in meeting individual and professional needs; (2) 68% felt the workshop experience would increase their job effectiveness; (3) between 61% and 68% rated the three speakers as highly effective; (4) those who saw the workshop as valuable in meeting personal and professional needs tended to be married men, 35 or older, with a baccalaureate degree, at least two academic years of ABE experience, and over ten years' experience in secondary education; (5) those who felt the workshop would increase their performance were most often 35 or older, with a baccalaureate degree, less than a year of ABE experience, and ten or fewer years of other teaching experience. (LY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Memphis State Univ., TN.
Identifiers: Higher Education Act 1965; Kropp Verner Evaluation Scale; Tennessee