ERIC Number: ED099528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Missouri Survey of Adult Basic Education Teachers by Specified Program Settings.
Peebles, James D.
Determination of problems and needs in Adult Basic Education programs, as perceived by teachers, and provision of a model for examining ABE needs on a statewide or regional level were the major goals of the study. Information was gathered from teachers by questionnaire; comparable data on programs in other States was obtained from a national study. Program problems and needs were explored with reference to eight types of locational settings. The study's five dimensions were: (1) demography, (2) paraprofessional aides, (3) ABE students, (4) professional preparation of teachers, and (5) the ABE program. The results of the study are based on a teacher survey return from 65 percent of all ABE teachers in Missouri (336 individuals), representing 70 of 73 ABE program sites in the State. The data are analyzed by dimension, giving a profile of ABE for each of the program settings as perceived by teachers within the setting. A summary of the findings, and the conclusions and implications drawn from them, are presented with reference to the study's dimensions. A broad conclusion of the study is that differences did exist between program settings for many of the variables; there were also numerous variables where teacher responses across program settings were consistently similar. (AJ)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Community Characteristics, Comparative Analysis, Demography, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Problems, National Surveys, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Program Evaluation, Rural Environment, Rural Urban Differences, State Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Suburban Environment, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Urban Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center for Resource Development in Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri