ERIC Number: ED061469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Report on the 1968 Adult Basic Education Institute for Administrators in Region VIII.
Jensen, Glenn S.
A project to improve the leadership competency of personnel responsible for program development and implementation in ABE is presented. The intent of the program planners was to help the ABE administrator discover new patterns of need, to search for new teaching formats and content, and to reassess the relationships which exist in the world of work. The curriculum of the Institute was designed to utilize fully a variety of instructional methods and techniques in order to provide a sound sequence of learning experiences which would equip the participants to plan, organize and conduct ABE programs, to acquire understandings and insights into problems faced by participants in ABE programs, to plan and conduct teacher training institutes, and to evaluate ABE programs. Basic theories of administration, program development, and evaluation were presented and discussed by authorities in these fields. Participants examined and explored the presentations through practicicums, small groups, and large group discussions. The Institute was evaluated in terms of participants' attitudes and participants' response toward it. Conclusions include: (1) At least one week of the program should be held in a secluded residential setting; (2) Future concern in ABE; (3) Exploration should begin as soon as feasible into the possibility of the utilization of Regional Educational TV; and (4) State Directors of ABE should continue to share actively both in the planning and the conduct of summer institutes. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Administrators, Adult Basic Education, Educational Planning, Educational Programs, Educational Television, Group Discussion, Institutes (Training Programs), Interpersonal Competence, Leadership, Objectives, Organization, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Projects, Student Participation, Summer Programs, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Univ., Laramie. Dept. of Adult Education and Instructional Services.