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ERIC Number: ED101063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: 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