ERIC Number: ED094163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Priorities for Experimentation and Development in Adult Basic Education. Vol. I of Planning for Innovation in Adult Basic Education. Center Research Report No. 2.
Mezirow, Jack; Irish, Gladys
Researchers at Columbia University's Center for Adult Education, using a survey questionnaire delineating a comprehensive range of program areas and specific activities within each area, determined priorities for Adult Basic Education (ABE) Special Projects. The instrument sought the needs and preferences of those most directly involved in carrying out Title III ABE programs: teachers; local, State and regional program directors; staff development directors; and selected professors of adult education. The data obtained from several national surveys utilizing this instrument is presented and analyzed in the document. Highest priority items are identified for all groups of respondents; cross tabulations determine priorities of given subpopulations and the significance of differences among subpopulations. Sample groups are compared (e.g., State versus local directors), as are the priorities of directors from different regions and program type. Clusters of priorities are determined for certain subgroups, correlation matrices established, and correlated priorities determined for the highest priority items. The analysis was undertaken to suggest special projects that could be designed to meet a number of high priority needs simultaneously. (AJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Center for Adult Education.