ERIC Number: ED101172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May-31
Morehead Adult Basic Education Teacher-Trainer Reading Workshop, July 19-August 6, 1971. Final Report.
Bailey, C. J., Comp.; And Others
The workshop concentrated on the training of teacher-trainer teams in the areas of individualized reading and mathematics and the characteristics of disadvantaged adult learners. Each participant had an individual learning prescription for the three weeks based on his formal preparation, work experience, job responsibilities, own feelings of competence, and achievement on the pretest. Methods of instruction were lecture, small groups, programmed instruction, other individual work, demonstration, and practicum experiences. A reading placement inventory was presented which enabled Adult Basic Education (ABE) teachers to quickly determine the reading level of a beginning ABE student. Through followup activities and on-site visitats by the workshop staff, quantitative and qualitative information was gathered on the impact of the workshop on teacher training in Regions 4 and 6. Data collected on local workshop participant characteristics illustrated that more than half of the ABE teachers had no course work in reading or mathematics and had never attended an ABE institute or taken a course in ABE prior to the local workshop. (The participant pretest, workshop evaluation, and data on workshop participants are included.) (Author/AG)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adults, Individual Characteristics, Individualized Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Participant Characteristics, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Reading Skills, Tables (Data), Teacher Education, Teacher Educator Education, 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.