ERIC Number: ED061480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Southeastern Institute for Teacher Training in Adult Basic Education.
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Dept. of Adult Education.
The overall objective of the project was to train a group of highly selected teacher-trainers and master teachers in the theory and principles of ABE, who would, in turn, provide for the pre-service and inservice training of classroom teachers and teacher-aides through state and local community clinics and workshops. More than 70 participants took part in the institute. On the basis of follow-through activities and evaluations of the Institute, it is concluded that: (1) Teacher turnover in ABE is high; (2) Teachers need intensive pre-service orientation to ABE and continuing in-service training; (3) The quality of ABE and the effectiveness of teaching it are subject to qualitative and quantitative measurement and evaluation; (4) At present, there are few career ladders for professional development in ABE; and (5) Teachers need most to be able to effectively teach basic skills, provide subject matter and materials relevant to the needs of disadvantaged adults, individualize instruction, apply a wide range of adult education methods and techniques, and effectively serve in the roles of counselor, diagnostician, evaluator, resource specialist, and designer-manager of learning experiences. The importance of these conclusions to future teacher training programs is presented. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Dept. of Adult Education.
Identifiers: Florida; Southeastern Institute FL