ERIC Number: ED068796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Student Taught Adult Basic Literacy Efforts.
Berea Coll., KY.
Student Taught Adult Basic Literacy Efforts (STABLE) is a program which uses college students to teach adults in rural Appalachia who have little or no educational skills. Thirty Berea College Students who were given initial and inservice training in community relations and in methods and materials for teaching adults worked in 21 community locations. Emphasis was placed on recruitment of adult students and on the development of person-to-person relationships between teachers and students. Teaching was done in small groups, individual tutoring in homes, and using educational television, and was planned to be responsive to the needs of the participants. From August 1971 to August 1972 over 300 persons participated. Significant progress was made in subjects most often studied; during the spring term 60% of those studying mathematics advanced a year or more. Thirteen participants passed the GED test; 5 participants have been accepted by colleges and 4 are currently enrolled. The results show that functional illiterates and educational dropouts can be interested in education, that progress can be made by taking educational programs to the people, and that mature college students can be effective teachers. (Author/RS)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Adult Students, College Students, Community Relations, Educational Television, Illiteracy, Individual Instruction, Inservice Education, Literacy, Research Reports, Small Group Instruction, Tables (Data), Teacher Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Berea Coll., KY.