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ERIC Number: ED156835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Pages: 92
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Reference Count: 0
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A Study to Determine the Needs Perceived by St. Louis Adult Basic Education Students.
Danielson, Gloria
A survey of Adult Basic Education (ABE) students attending class at seventeen learning centers in St. Louis, Missouri, was done to determine if the ABE teaching staff were meeting the felt needs (objectives) of the students. In general, it was found that the program staff has been successful in identifying and meeting the needs of the individual students. Overall, the twenty-one objectives listed in the survey form were all marked important by the students and no new ones were indicated. However, some needs are not receiving the priority indicated by the students, while others are being given more emphasis than necessary. Although understanding the metric system and practicing its use were ranked first and second, respectively, only twenty-five percent of the students are receiving metric education. Career information was listed next after the metrics and basic skills, but only fifteen percent of the students are receiving this information. Letter writing was considered important but given more emphasis than necessary. Consumer rights and responsibilities were ranked midway in the list of priorities but receive no attention. (This report concludes with twenty-two recommendations. The appendix includes the educational objectives for the Missouri Basic Essential Skills Test [BEST] and the survey form.) (EM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Missouri (Saint Louis)