ERIC Number: ED382798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
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Factors Related to Learning Occurring in an Adult Education Program.
Okoro, Daniel; Miller, Larry E.
A study examined the factors related to learning occurring in an adult education program. A purposeful sample of Ohio counties and 151 participants in a specific 1993-1993 adult education program who self-selected to participate in the study was used. A descriptive ex post facto study design was used. Pretests-posttests were administered to measure the impact of instruction on achievement at the processing, creating, and remembering levels of cognition, and instructors were interviewed to measure the level of cognition at which they planned to deliver the program. The most frequently intended level of instruction was at the remembering level, followed by the evaluating level. A negative, lower relationship was found between participants' learning and the intended level of instruction. A comparison of the students' pre- and posttest performance indicated that student learning in the program occurred primarily at the remembering level, which involves the ability to memorize and recall simple concrete facts and definitions. Little appeared to be learned at the creating and evaluating levels. It was recommended that country administrators take appropriate action to develop instructional objects that could elevate the program participants' level of learning (cognition). (Contains 2 tables, 3 figures and 11 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 12-15, 1994).