ERIC Number: ED239071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Feasibility of Requiring and Delivering Certification for ABE Teachers in Pennsylvania. Final Report and Recommendations.
Cope, Judith L.; And Others
A study examined the feasibility of requiring and delivering certification for adult basic education (ABE) teachers in Pennsylvania. During the project, researchers mailed survey instruments to state directors of adult education, presidents of American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) affiliate organizations, past presidents of the ABE Commission, professors of adult education in Pennsylvania, certified teachers, and graduate students. Based on data obtained from the surveys completed by these individuals, the researchers concluded that there is no philosophy, no purpose, no correlation with performance, and no body of acceptable research for certification. Furthermore, an examination of the literature dealing with certification revealed that no clear indication exists of the value of educational certification at any level. In line with these findings, the researchers called for a significant research study to ascertain the appropriate credentialing or certification for ABE in Pennsylvania before attempting to establish any such system. (Appended to this report are a literature review, the project survey instruments, a list of states requiring ABE certification, an ABE certification opinionnaire, and a list of Pennsylvania adult education degree programs by institution.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, Indiana.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania; 310 Project
Note: Prepared by the Adult Education Center, School of Continuing Education.