ERIC Number: ED105109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Basic Education Teacher Compentency Inventory: Iowa. Final Report.
Zinn, Lorraine M.
The report is based upon a survey of 37 teachers and 19 local program administrators randomly selected from a list of 370 Iowa Adult Basic Education (ABE) and High School Completion Instructors, conducted by the Center for Resource Development in Adult Education (CRD). The study, using an inventory based upon a national sample of ABE teachers by Donald Mocker, attempts to identify, classify, and rank the competencies, behaviors, and attitudes of Iowa ABE educators. The listing of the 291 "competencies", categorized into 12 groupings combining three levels (knowledge, behavior, and attitude) with four categories (adult education, curriculum, ABE learner, and instructional process), indicate what competencies ABE educators in Iowa felt were appropriate. The demographic data of the Iowa respondents (experience and education), the listings of the ranked competencies, and a comparison of the rankings of competencies by teachers and administrators are presented and discussed in the succeeding sections. The report concludes that knowledge and behavior regarding the Iowa learner, curriculum, and instruction were ranked as major priorities by Iowa educators. Guidelines are suggested for three uses of the data: (1) hiring, (2) developing inservice programs, and (3) improving teacher preparation programs. The Adult Basic Education Teacher Competency Inventory is appended. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center for Resource Development in Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa