ERIC Number: ED101157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Individualized Learning for Adults (ILA). Final Report and Abstract.
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
The report of the Individualized Learning for Adults (ILA) project reviews the history and development of the instructional system and focuses on the procedures, accomplishments, and results of the field testing conducted during 1971-72. Stressing mathematics and communication skills, the ILA system leads the adult learner to approximately ninth grade literacy. The mathematics curriculum begins with numeration-place value and ends with geometry-measurement. The communication skills program covers decoding or phonic analysis, handwriting, and reading skills. The following procedures are described: site selection, materials production and distribution, the experimental population, teacher training, and dissemination techniques. Using the Adult Basic Learning Examination (ABLE), evaluation results indicated that mathematics instruction was adequate and that communication skills instruction was suitable in six of the eight areas. Based on field testing data, the ILA curriculum has been redeveloped, teacher training materials successfully developed, and materials production improvement initiated. Student and teacher questionnaires, sample forms and an abstract of the final report are appended. (MW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.