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ERIC Number: ED083452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 58
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Revitalizing Adult Basic Education; A Three-Year Report of the Southeastern Region Adult Basic Education Staff Development Project.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Through the program, state departments of education, colleges and universities, and local adult education programs worked to solve a regional problem by sharing the strengths of each participating group. The project assisted eight HEW Region IV states to institute badly needed training programs for teachers of adults. Teachers participated in workshops and new courses at 22 colleges, then state staff development committees analyzed the new programs and developed individual state plans which were later implemented and refined. At the end of the three-year project it was evaluated as a whole. State plans for adult basic education are now available in each state of the region and at least three times as many inservice courses are now being taught than before the project began. The number of ABE faculty at institutions of higher education has increased significantly with black institutions of higher education assuming a prominent position in training ABE teachers. Recommendations are that the eight states act as a consortium in seeking federal funding while each state works out formal plans and local teachers become involved in planning local inservice experiences. (MS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.