ERIC Number: ED079587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
In-Service Education in Adult Basic Education. Research to Practice Series.
Knox, Alan B.
In-service education of Adult Basic Education (ABE) instructional staff by the unit of the school system or other institution that sponsors the ABE program is the focus of this monograph. The four interrelated purposes of the monograph are: (1) to present a general framework that planners can use in developing in-service education, using basic concepts of need apprisal and program development, (2) to identify the crucial decisions in the planning of in-service education, (3) to reveal tested knowledge from the scattered research reports related to ABE in-service education, and (4) to suggest ways to interrelate knowledge and action in the planning of in-service education. The monograph is organized into the following sections: Appraise the Situation (identify local symptoms of needed in-service education; make an initial appraisal of the local situation; select from the literature criteria for judging instructional staff performance); Identify Needs (describe the current performance of typical instructional staff members; describe the corresponding performance of outstanding staff; identify needs by comparing the current with what is needed); Select Needs (survey knowledge that may be used to satisfy the needs that are identified; survey resources that are available to satisfy these needs; select the most important needs); Develop the Program Plan (specify the objectives; specify the intended outputs and transactions; consider alternative evaluation procedures; plan the in-service education programs); and Conduct the Program (provide supportive arrangements to facilitate the program; implement the in-service program). Twenty references for additional study are provided. (For related documents, see AC 014 525-527, 529-534.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Citations (References), Guides, Inservice Education, Professional Continuing Education, Program Development, Research, Staff Development, Teacher Education, Teachers
The Florida State University, Research-Information Processing Center, Dept. of Adult Education, 920 West College Ave., Tallahassee, Florida 32306
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Basic Education.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Dept. of Adult Education.