ERIC Number: ED054422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Demonstration, Developmental and Research Project for Programs, Materials, Facilities and Educational Technology for Undereducated Adults: Maryland State Module. Typing as a Motivational Factor and an Instructional Process in Education. Final Report.
Morehead State Univ., KY.
The purpose of this project grant was to develop an innovative system which will recruit, motivate, and retain the undereducated adult in the Western Maryland region of Appalachia. The evaluation of staff changes in attitude toward the device was made with positive results. The evaluation of class interaction between the experimental and the control groups was made. World-of-work skills were explored but not proved any more adequate than regular ABE if instructional time was similar. Typing skills cannot be developed with the adult in 100 hours of combined academic and typewriting instruction, but the electric typewriter did provide an ego-building device and rationale to the associates for attending classes. The project did prove that class size and attendance improved during the 100-hour experiment. Recommendations for further use on a 250-hour program were found to be needed to confirm that the 20% withdrawal from the program was realistic. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY.
Identifiers: Appalachia; Maryland; Maryland (West)