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ERIC Number: ED045955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 89
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Training Needs of Instructors in Adult Basic Education Programs in British Columbia.
Davison, Catherine V.
The purpose of this study was to describe the qualifications of the 46 instructors in adult basic education in British Columbia, to assess their awareness of the adult basic education process, and to inventory their perceived need for training. Data were gathered on socio-economic characteristics of the instructors, job satisfaction, and the importance attached by instructors to certain aspects of the instructional task. The instructors were found to be largely former teachers and to consider this job as a part-time or stop-gap occupation. They are almost evenly distributed by sex, are in the middle age range, and not overly active in community affairs. Responses to an attitude scale suggest that many instructors transfer their previous notions and experience with teaching children and are not aware that adults differ from children in many ways. Although 38 felt they needed further training, only a few were prepared to spend more than a minimum amount of time participating in programs. A sequential series of one-day institutes could be planned with each devoted to a single content area. (The interview schedule and a bibliography are included.) (EB)
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Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Dept. of Agricultural Economics.
Identifiers: British Columbia