ERIC Number: ED054448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
The Adult Basic Education Training Institute for Teachers of Blind and Visually Limited Adults.
Parker, Elaine M.
The prime objective of the Southeastern Project Staff Development is to provide trained leadership in Adult Basic Education (ABE). This institute specifically contributed toward this objective by preparing leadership and teaching personnel for programs which provided basic education to those who are visually impaired and undereducated and/or otherwise handicapped. The applicants were selected by each state director of adult education. Of the 13 participants, there were eight men and five women. The staff included a teacher trainer, a teacher aide, a braillist, and a secretary. The academic content of the course work included (1) psychology and philosophy of learning for the adult and adult blind, (2) methods and procedures of teaching braille reading and writing in adult classes, (3) methods of teaching communication skills in computation, handwriting and typewriting, (4) instructional aids, devices, machines, and materials for adult classes for the blind, and (5) field work experience and "student teaching" sample lesson plans. Recommendations include: (1) A brochure describing ABE classes for the blind and visually limited be made and distributed as soon as possible to public and private agencies for the blind; (2) Training institutes should be held at different times each year for participating groups; (3) An orientation meeting should be held for ABE administrators. (CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.; Senior Citizens, Inc., Nashville, TN.