ERIC Number: ED042986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Adult Basic Education Teacher Trainers: Their Characteristics, Attitudes, and Values.
Nave, Wallace King
This study examined relationships between adult basic education (ABE) teacher characteristics, major value orientations, and attitudes toward the ABE program. Subjects were participating in a three week national teacher trainer institute. Independent variables included age, sex, race, educational background, ABE experience, and residence. Data were gathered by the Allport Study of Values and three instruments developed by the researcher. Pretests and posttesting revealed significant increases in cognitions (knowledge and understanding) and affect (emotional response), thus showing that the overall training objective had been achieved. Race was the only independent variable significantly related to value orientation. Negro subjects tended to be more interested in people (social), while whites showed more interest in economic (utilitarian) and political (power) values. Expressed attitudes toward ABE were generally quite favorable, but were negatively related to educational level. (LY)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Age Differences, Analysis of Variance, Attitude Change, Attitudes, Bibliographies, Blacks, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Evaluation, Females, Institutes (Training Programs), Knowledge Level, Males, Residential Patterns, Teacher Educators, Teaching Experience, Values, Whites
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.