ERIC Number: ED101158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Adult Basic Education Institute in Individualized Instruction for Teachers of Rural Adults. Interim Report: July 19-August 6, 1971.
Stamper, George R., Comp.
The three-week teacher-trainer workshop concentrated on individualized diagnosis, prescription, and evaluation in Adult Basic Education (ABE) reading and mathematics for rural adults. One hundred and one participants from the 13 States in Regions 4 and 6 worked with designs provided by State directors of adult education outlining their 1971-72 teacher-training responsibilities, each participant working with his State design. The participants were instructed through programmed texts, small groups, and two levels of practicums. Participant characteristics were tabulated relating to sex, age, race, marital status, number of dependents, length of experience, hours worked per week in ABE, duties, type of area and population served, knowledge of foreign language, degrees held, course work in reading, math, and adult education, and areas of competency. A participant-developed evaluation of the workshop was conducted. In evaluating individual parts of the workshop, 42 percent ranked excellent; 42.2 percent, adequate; 12.4 percent, fair; and 3.4 percent, inadequate. (The 30-page appendix includes a sample learning prescription, the workshop program, sample letters and State design, list of participants, and the evaluation form and responses.) (AG)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Students, Evaluation, Individualized Instruction, Institutes (Training Programs), Participant Characteristics, Reading, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Skills, Remedial Mathematics, Rural Areas, State Programs, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Education Center.