ERIC Number: ED395120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Basic and Literacy Education Staff Competencies: A Literature Review and Recommendations for Developing a Competency-Based Staff Development Program in Pennsylvania.
As part of a project to improve professional development for adult basic and literacy educators in Pennsylvania, a literature review was conducted of studies of professional competencies needed by adult educators. Extensive review of previous studies showed that hundreds of competencies had been identified. Some states also had generated their own lists of competencies for adult educators. From the review, detailed descriptive lists of professional competencies for teachers in the areas of adult literacy, adult basic education, and English as a second language were generated for potential use in implementing a formalized system for promoting documentation of such competencies among adult basic and literacy educators in Pennsylvania. Competencies were listed in four general areas: (1) adult learning in the context of the educational program and the community; (2) assessment of learner needs and of progress toward goals; (3) curriculum materials in content areas; and (4) instructional process and practice. A process for validating these competencies was documented. (Contains 28 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: New Educational Projects, Inc., Lancaster, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania; 353 Project
Note: For related documents, see CE 070 934-935.