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ERIC Number: ED082018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 67
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Building a Successful Adult Basic Education Program: The Director's Role.
Finch, Robert E.
An effective director of adult basic education (ABE) utilizes the strengths of his staff. Improvement of ABE programs should include careful attention to priorities and local needs. Community cosponsorship agreements are mutually beneficial and an effective means of student recruitment. Scheduling should allow for balance in time, location, instructional methods, and content. Recently many more choices in instructional materials and equipment for ABE programs have become available so evaluation should be based on sound procedures. Special talents and outlooks are required for ABE teachers, who may benefit from preservice and inservice programs. Paraprofessionals may also be used. ABE programs must be sold to prospective students, so directors must know and practice effective sales techniques. An inviting climate for learning can ease the transition and hold students. Programed instruction and other forms of individualized instruction are particularly helpful. Guidance must be provided and accurate records and budgets kept. Annual evaluation is helpful. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.