ERIC Number: ED101099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Research and Development Project to Design a System and Supporting Materials, to Provide an Adult Performance Level (APL) in Four Major Sub-Areas for Adult Basic Education.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Adult and Continuing Education.; Texas Univ., Austin. Div. of Extension.
In accordance with the national aims for adult literacy programs, an Adult Performance Level (APL) project was devised whose primary goal was to produce sequential tests of APL objectives derived from the requirements of adult living in four major areas: reading, writing, computation, and general knowledge. To document these abilities and skills that minimally performing adults must have and to identify characteristics distinguishing the successful from the nonsuccessful functioning adult, field interviews were conducted with 49 individuals in 25 State and Federal agencies and foundations whose work related to minimally performing adults. A nationwide field test was conducted which, together with the earlier interviews and a literature search, enabled project personnel to identify nine general areas in which minimally performing adults must be able to function. Objectives and tasks were assigned to each of the nine areas. The general knowledge areas are: occupational knowledge, consumer economics, health, community resources, government and law, and transportation. Basic skill areas are: communication skills, problem solving techniques, and interpersonal dynamics. (A 10-page bibliography is included.) (AG)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Communication Skills, Community Resources, Consumer Economics, Daily Living Skills, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Educationally Disadvantaged, Functional Literacy, Government (Administrative Body), Health, Identification, Interpersonal Competence, Laws, Occupational Information, Problem Solving, Transportation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Adult and Continuing Education.; Texas Univ., Austin. Div. of Extension.
Note: A preliminary report prepared for the Adult Performance Level State Directors Advisory Conference (November 2-3, 1972)