ERIC Number: ED051457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Adult Basic Education Teacher Trainers: Their Characteristics, Attitudes, and Values.
Nave, Wallace K.
The relationships between selected personnel and situational characteristics of adult basic education teacher trainers and their attitude toward adult basic education (A.B.E.) programs during a three-week period of intensive training were examined. Inherent within this examination was the evaluation of the effectiveness of the training period toward producing desirable and/or favorable changes in participants' knowledge and understanding of A.B.E. and attitudes toward the A.B.E. program. The following were selected as the independent variables for this research: age, sex, race, educational achievement, A.B.E. experience, and place of residence. Data was collected on these variables. The topics basic to the overall theoretical perspective employed here are presented in the following order: reference groups, attitudes, values, characteristics, review of related research, and hypotheses. The major statistical techniques employed in the analysis of data included analysis of variance, McNemar's test for significant changes, correlation, and chi-square. Although it was concluded that the subjects' attitudes became more favorable toward the A.B.E. program during their participation in training, the extent to which the content of the training influenced the change rather than outside factors was not determinable from available evidence. (CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. School of Education.