ERIC Number: ED101194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
An Institute to Prepare Local Urban Adult Basic Education Administrators and Teachers to Become ABE Teacher Trainers: June 1, 1971-May 31, 1972. Final Report.
The 12-month Federally funded project at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut was designed to prepare adult basic education (ABE) administrators and teachers (serving urban Puerto Ricans, blacks, and whites) to become teacher trainers. Focus was on building a multi-regional teacher capability in ABE through teacher training models. Phase one involved program planning and pre-conference orientation of participants and resource personnel. A three-week on-campus workshop, phase two, centered on an in-depth study of learning modules selected by the participants. Modules selected pertained to: the nature of the undereducated urban adult learner, communication, fostering positive self-perception of urban ABE students, micro-teaching, methods and diagnosis of ABE teaching, teaching English as a second language (ESL), and diagnosis of local needs and program development. Phase three, designed to actualize the urban teacher training developed during the previous phase, proved to be the most significant part of the project. Through a task team capability delivery system, programs were launched in: Bridgeport; Raleigh, North Carolina; Amherst, Massachusetts; Glenmont, New York. An important outcome of the project was model dissemination at local, State, regional, and national levels. One-third of the document consists of appendixes providing supplementary institute program information. (EA)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Blacks, Educational Needs, Educationally Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Information Dissemination, Institutes (Training Programs), Microteaching, Puerto Ricans, Resource Units, Teacher Educator Education, Teaching Methods, Urban Teaching, Whites
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bridgeport Univ., CT. Coll. of Education.