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ERIC Number: ED035794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Pages: 381
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Evaluation and Final Report; The National Adult Basic Education Teacher Training Program, Summer, 1966.
This Federally funded 1966 training program for adult basic education teacher trainers was evaluated using questionnaires, surveys, and field interviews. A series of four-week institutes had given 982 persons 132 hours of instruction at colleges and universities in nine regions. Findings included the following: (1) full time, formally trained adult basic education teachers were few but of unusually high caliber; (2) 9,829 teachers received effective instruction in core curriculum areas at a cost to the Federal government of about $50 per teacher trained; (3) cooperation among national, state, and local persons and organizations was successful; (4) useful side effects resulted in professional adult educator training, interinstitutional cooperation, and other areas; (5) with proper guidance by a Federal agency, new technology and instructional methods could be introduced rapidly into teacher training and regular academic curricula; (6) given a variety of choices, the teachers and administrators appeared to respond to program elements and leadership in a mature, discriminating manner. Recommendations were made on program expansion, followup, and related matters. (Volume 2 contains 111 tables and other material significant to the analysis and to potential users.) (ly)
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