ERIC Number: ED244072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Multiple Option Instructional Program for Adult High School Completers.
Rickards, Joseph M.
A program was developed to train community school administrators in the Garfield School District (Panguitch, Utah) in the skills, techniques, and understandings essential for implementing and evaluating a successful multiple-option instructional program for adult basic and adult high school students. The need for the program was determined because it was felt that the existing formula for disbursing adult basic and high school completion funds in Utah and other states (based on class membership and attendance) was burdensome to rural school districts and inappropriate to the needs and preferences of the adult learner. During the project, four community school administrators and support staff were trained in the skills needed to develop a multiple-option instructional program, and the program was then developed and implemented. Learning options available for adult students included traditional classes, home study, competency testing, on-the-job training, computer-assisted instruction, audio-tutorial plans, televised instruction, performance-based instruction, and one-to-one tutoring. The program was found to be successful in that some adults benefited by each approach, and all the approaches were at least as effective as traditional classroom instruction. The program was also cost efficient and, although time-consuming to administer, possible to administer on the local level. Based on the results of the study, it was recommended that Utah change its methods of disbursing funds for adult basic and high school education. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Audiovisual Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Correspondence Study, Educational Finance, High School Equivalency Programs, Home Study, Individualized Instruction, Nontraditional Education, On the Job Training, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Telecourses, Testing, Tutorial Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Authoring Institution: Garfield County School District, Panguitch, UT.
Identifiers: Utah; 310 Project