ERIC Number: ED101135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
ABE in the Inner City Project: Innovative Practices Study. Final Report, 1970-71.
Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Center for Adult Education.
In its second year the project had two principal goals: (1) to extend the first year's findings with a study of selected innovative practices in a large variety of urban Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs, and (2) to disseminate findings of the project's first two years to urban ABE directors and selected professors of adult education. A questionnaire was developed and sent to the directors of Title III programs in cities over 100,000 population. After review of the data obtained, four practices were selected for further study: (1) the utilization of paid and volunteer paraprofessionals in ABE, (2) the use of learning laboratories for ABE instruction, (3) co-sponsorship of classes with employers and other organizations, and (4) use of community liaison personnel. During the project's second year a second national survey of 1,900 teachers in 59 sample cities was undertaken. The second survey examined the perspectives of public school ABE teachers. The findings were then disseminated in four regional workshops. Recommendations are discussed at length in the areas of: differentiating the target population, differentiating recruitment effort, differentiating class types, co-sponsoring with employers, improving instruction, planning short term objectives, analyzing qualitative factors, improving mentor role relationships, planning staff development, and using program innovations. (BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Center for Adult Education.