ERIC Number: ED061489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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Teacher Training Conference: Adult Basic Education for Urban Clients. Final Report.
Chicago Univ., IL.
The University of Chicago's Teacher Training Conference provided for an examination of opinion and research from the field of adult basic education; practice in skill development and application; an experience of an urban community; and encounters which centered on personal, political, and educational ideology. This report describes the planning of the conference, the conference itself, and post-conference activities. An analysis of evaluation data is presented as is a general appraisal of the conference. Implications specific to conference planning are discussed under the following topics: recruitment, conference planning, formative evaluation, and interconference communication. It is concluded that the Chicago conference was a useful learning experience for most participants. Also, the Self Directed Learning (SDL) model used proved to be generally effective for most attendees, demonstrating the model's utility for short-term ABE training. Appendixes present the Conference Roster; a Catalog: Adult Basic Education for Urban Clients; Form Letters and Evaluation Instruments; List of Publishers Supporting the Learning Center; Materials and Supplies Given to Conferees; Progress Reports to State Directors; Sample SDL Project; and Conferees' Certificate Award. Thirty-one tables present data. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Black Students, Conferences, Curriculum Development, Instructional Improvement, Minicourses, Models, Practicums, Professional Continuing Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Regional Programs, Self Directed Groups, Skill Development, Teacher Education, Urban Teaching
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.