ERIC Number: ED229631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Project B.E.S.T. Better Educational Services through Testing. Final Project Report: 1981-82.
Designed to assist adult basic education (ABE) teachers and administrators in coping with learning disabled adults, Project BEST (Better Educational Services through Testing) centered on training selected Kansas adult educators in the use of a prescriptive-diagnostic tool for evaluating adults, on providing these teachers with the most current research and theory on adult learning disabilities, and on providing Kansas with lead instructors and resource specialists in the area of adult learning disabilities. These objectives were reached through several activities, including two training sessions conducted by an adult learning specialist; hands-on training experience with the London Procedure (Weisel 1979); provision of practice in field testing, profile analysis, and written individual education programs (IEPs); and programs providing exposure to a wide variety of information on adult learning disabilities. The results of the training efforts were measured by a pre-test and post-test questionnaire designed to measure trainees' knowledge of learning disabilities as well as clues to visual and auditory problems. Project BEST has laid the groundwork for a statewide learning disabilities awareness program. Furthermore, the project participants are now able to serve as lead instructors and resource personnel for a statewide instructional program. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Diagnostic Teaching, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Individualized Education Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Disabilities, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka. Adult Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Butler County Community Coll., El Dorado, KS.
Identifiers: Diagnostic Prescriptive Approach; Kansas; Project BEST KS; 310 Project