ERIC Number: ED075702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Adult Basic Education National Teacher Training Study. Part III: Survey of Needs.
Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Div. for Continuing Education.
This report is the third issuing from the Feasibility Study of Multiple Alternatives for the Training of Adult Education Teachers and Administrators and reports the results of a survey of needs in Adult Basic Education (ABE). Data were collected through on-site administration of survey instrument to 1,182 ABE/GED students, 123 teachers, and 22 local program administrators. Results include the following: (1) groups appear to disagree on the objectives of ABE/GED programs and on who should formulate objectives; (2) attending students appear to have more positive attitudes concerning ABE/GED programs than do teachers; (3) all groups tend to prefer traditional patterns of class organization and types of instructional materials; (4) students prefer to be grouped by interest, whereas teachers and administrators believe in grouping by achievement level; (5) more Orientals, Puerto Ricans and "other Latins" chose literacy education as what they wanted to get out of ABE/GED, while more Caucasians chose "pass GED."; (6) females chose GED training as their goal more frequently than did males; (7) teachers think specially trained full-time ABE/GED teachers are most successful with these students; administrators think elementary teachers are; and (8) almost half the administrators thought subject matter courses would be the most helpful additional training for teachers; only 12.2% of the teachers agreed. (KM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Basic Education.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Div. for Continuing Education.