ERIC Number: ED098342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Adult Basic Education Curriculum Development.
Dutton, Donnie; Glover, Billy
One of the problems encountered by adult basic education (ABE) teachers was the lack of understanding of the process of curriculum development. This resource document contains an orientation to and an evaluation of the two-week teacher training institute held at Memphis State University. The first session dealing with instructional objectives included a curriculum rationale, educational objectives, selecting appropriate educational objectives, establishing performance standards, and defining content for objectives. Training in the construction of instructional sequences dealt with teaching units and lesson plans, analyzing learning outcomes, appropriate practice, knowledge of results, and perceived purpose. The session on evaluation emphasized a rigorous system for assessment of teaching, test construction, item sampling, interpretation of student performance data; the preassessment of learner competency was also examined. The evaluation of the institute offers data related to a profile of the participants, physical facilities, objectives, the program--its strength and weaknesses--and an overall rating. The appendix includes the forms and questionnaires used in evaluating the institute. (MW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Memphis State Univ., TN.
Note: A resource document containing an orientation to and evaluation of the institute held at Memphis State University (June 17-28, 1974)