ERIC Number: ED162077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Resources for Educators of Adults. Who We Are: What Some Educators of Adults Say about Their Characteristics, Competencies & Roles.
Charters, Alexander N.; Hilton, Ronald J.
In this study full-time adult education program administrators were interviewed and taped to determine what they did on the job, how they felt about what they did, and how they prepared or felt they should be preparing to achieve the goals they identified as essential to doing those jobs well. Transcript responses from the interviews were divided into seven clusters which define adult educators' competencies and roles. The seven clusters are as follow: (1) people skills, (2) tightrope-walking--the need for a strong ego, (3) the knowledge base--what one has to know to be an educator of adults, (4) where you belong--the organizational sense, (5) the multi-dimensional quality, (6) rubbing shoulders with people--the experiential base, and (7) resources valued. (CSS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Publications Program in Continuing Education.
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