ERIC Number: ED101063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Quitman County Center for Learning and Educational Development: Final Project Report.
Quitman Centers for Learning, Marks, MS.; Mary Holmes Coll., West Point, MS.
The overall purpose of the Quitman County Demonstration Project was: (1) to identify, demonstrate, and test effective and innovative procedures for implementing a community based, voluntary program in adult basic education (ABE); (2) to develop and validate new approaches in training the instructional leadership for adult basic education through the use of "preprofessional teachers;" and (3) to develop new and more relevant learning materials. Project activities involved three phases: (1) evaluation, (2) planning activity, and (3) experimental and demonstration classes. Significant findings of the study as they relate to adult basic education included: (1) the development and use of student-teacher generated materials has an important role; (2) individualized instruction is inferior to a combination of group and individual instructional methods; (3) effective instructional leadership recruited from the poor is most effective; and (4) constructive environmental changes can grow out of adult basic education. Quitman County statistics and background information, the project's history, and a staff list are provided in the appendix. (MW)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Continuation Education, Demonstration Programs, Educational Improvement, Material Development, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Regional Programs, Relevance (Education), Student Developed Materials, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Basic Education.
Authoring Institution: Quitman Centers for Learning, Marks, MS.; Mary Holmes Coll., West Point, MS.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi