ERIC Number: ED206806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Designing and Validating Procedures for Insuring Quality Adult Education in Nursing Homes and Convalescent Centers. Toward a Theory of Practice for Insuring Quality Education in Nursing Homes: A Section 310 Final Report, May 15, 1980-June 12, 1981.
McDermott, Bill P.
The Senior Adult Education Program (SAEP) for Monroe County, Michigan, conducted a documentation and analysis of the program component that provides high school completion classes in two local nursing homes. Three general research questions were (1) benefits to nursing home residents from the programs, (2) design of classes in nursing homes comparable to traditional high school programs, and (3) demonstration of validity of screening and assessment instruments. One task force developed a screening instrument to evaluate prospective students, adapted the San Diego Quick Assessment Test, and developed the Individualized Learning Plan to effectively chart students' progress. Another task force identified differences between SAEP and the local high school program and integrated that knowledge into training materials for traditional high school teachers to help them become competent educators of institutionalized older adults. Inservice sessions and a statewide workshop were then held. Analysis included interim evaluation techniques and pre- and post-measurements. Results indicated that students benefited by receiving the cognitive and therapeutic effects of education. Instructors benefited by public adult education moving closer to development of replicable standards. This 58-page report narrative concludes with 19 specific recommendations. Appendixes provide a detailed collection of the documentation process and final products (instruments, forms, training manual). (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Educational Gerontology, High School Equivalency Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutionalized Persons, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Nursing Homes, Older Adults, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Screening Tests, Secondary School Teachers, Student Evaluation, Test Validity, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Adult Extended Learning Services.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Monroe County Adult Education Consortium, Monroe, MI.
Identifiers: Michigan (Monroe County); Senior Adult Education Program