ERIC Number: ED097444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment and Programming For Personnel Development in Adult Education--State of Iowa. Final Report.
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Coll. of Business and Behavioral Sciences.
The study assessed current adult education personnel needs in Iowa of people administering and teaching career supplementary courses by surveying 22 administrators, 228 coordinators, 39 teachers, and 662 students. The first phase of the study was the conducting of a workshop for administrators to assess personnel needs and provide programing experience. A needs assessment questionnaire was developed and mailed to workshop participants; the next phases consisted of surveying teachers and coordinators through the questionnaire. Phase four involved contacting a sample of students who had taken career adult education courses in Iowa during 1972 and having them complete a special students' questionnaire. Administrators expressed a need for training in techniques of management, techniques of identifying and assessing community educational needs, and developing systems of evaluating teacher effectiveness. Teachers indicated a strong desire for an area media/curriculum center and familiarity with techniques of teaching adults. Inservice training was viewed as essential, with local mini-sessions a desirable format. The students' survey revealed a very favorable response to the career supplementary program. Approximately two-thirds of the document consists of supplementary appendixes. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Coll. of Business and Behavioral Sciences.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa