ERIC Number: ED052272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Analysis and Interpretation of ABE Experience in the Inner City: Toward a Theory of Practice in the Public Schools. Annual Report, May 1969 - June 1970.
Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Center for Adult Education.
The project here reported was conceived as a two-year effort involving analysis, interpretation, and dissemination. Its first year was funded to permit comprehensive, in-depth, comparative study of selected public school Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs in six metropolitan areas. The purpose was to utilize field research methods to construct a dependable normative description of the multifaceted reality of urban ABE. From the study of commonalities, it was proposed to construct an analytical framework of operationally relevant generalizations so that these programs may be better understood and predictions more reliably made about their development. The study was designed to go beyond a pro forma catalog of data about each city's program to analyze qualitative processes over time, particularly classroom interaction and the perspectives of students and teachers relevant to motivations, and perceptions of students and teachers of the program, each other, and their involvement in ABE. To do this, it was proposed to use interview and participant observation methods in a comparative analytical study designed to produce the beginnings of an inductive theory of practice of urban ABE in the public schools. Beyond description, the study was to be a practical analysis of existing practice. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Center for Adult Education.
Identifiers: Adult Basic Education Program; Adult Education Act 1966