ERIC Number: ED101122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-15
Reference Count: 0
Urban Adult Basic Education Special Teacher Training Institute. Final Report.
Pepperdine Univ., Los Angeles, CA. Center for Urban Affairs.
The report covers the activities, data, and data analysis of the institute. The institute was directed to 100 teachers and supervisors of Adult Basic Education (ABE) in Regions 8, 9, and 10 to acquaint them with the needs and problems of black urban adults. The two-week program was composed of two parts: (1) field trips, short lectures, and presentations to the group as a whole and (2) small group workshops. Since not all participants worked with urban blacks, general methods were presented which, it was hoped, could be used with other ethnic or cultural minorities. Various data were collected in pre- and posttests, followup mail evaluation, and personal in-depth interviews with institute participants to determine the validity of institute assumptions, aims, and goals. The data indicated it is possible, at least in the short run, to effect a positive change in the attitudes of ABE teachers toward their students. The value of presenting this kind of institute early in an ABE teacher's career was demonstrated, and it was recognized that a combination of cognitive and behavioral input is needed to orient ABE teachers toward teaching adults. Appendixes include the institute schedule and the evaluations and data. (AG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pepperdine Univ., Los Angeles, CA. Center for Urban Affairs.
Note: The Institute was held at Pepperdine University, August 2-14, 1971