ERIC Number: ED101162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Basic Education: An Evaluative and Developmental Report.
Michigan Institutional Survey and Consulting Service, Dexter.
An evaluative and developmental review of the Appalachian Adult Basic Education Demonstration Center in the fiscal year 1969-70 finds the center well-launched on a highly promising course, but greatly in need of 5-10 years of stable financial support. With a headquarters at Morehead, Kentucky, and with 13 demonstration or research field stations, the center has already exerted strong influence on adult basic education throughout the Appalachian States. A national impact is also evident. In the evaluation, answers were sought to four questions, stated first in evaluative and then in developmental form. Briefly stated, the questions revolved around the social worth of the center projects; the effectiveness of the organization and operation of the headquarters office; the effectiveness of the origin, development, and supervision of the field projects; and the success of the field projects in attaining their objectives. A three-phase inquiry conducted by the evaluation team included a library-social analysis (compiled from publications referring to Appalachia), a two-day "specialists' conference," and visits to the center's headquarters and to each of the field projects. The results of each of these phases are discussed in the report, as well as a summary and major recommendations based on the study. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged, Educational Research, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Family Environment, Formative Evaluation, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Reference Materials, Research and Development Centers, Rural Environment, Social Environment, Student Motivation, Student Needs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Institutional Survey and Consulting Service, Dexter.