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ERIC Number: ED086895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Pages: 7
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Adoption of ABE Innovation Model. A Position Paper on a Center for Resource Utilization in Adult Education. Issue 10.
Eyster, George W.; Hayes, Ann P.
The most pressing problem in adult education seems to be resource utilization; alternative solutions to problems exist but are not disseminated, and the most urgent requests are for the synthesizing of available knowledge to meet local program needs. A cooperative extension adoption of an innovation model, specifically the dissemination of Adult Basic Education improved practices, is remarkably effective in terms of adoption and good practice. The Appalachian Adult Education Center's model involves four elements: Awareness, Interest, Trial, and Adoption. The generation of knowledge and even training of practitioners are not by themselves sufficient to cause change; the use of findings is crucial. A Center for Resource Utilization in Adult Education (CRU) should be Federally funded, centrally located, and in addition to acquisition and dissemination of printed materials (through combination with existing services) and preparation of audio-visual presentations, the CRU should be responsible for making personal contacts to ensure adoption of improved practices. (AJ)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Education Center.