ERIC Number: ED109337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Basic Education Teacher Competency Inventory: Virgin Islands.
Zinn, Lorraine M.
Nineteen adult basic education teachers and fifty high school diploma teachers, representing 77 percent of the adult education teachers in the Virgin Islands, responded to a survey using a revised form of the Adult Basic Education Teacher Competency Inventory to determine teacher training priorities. Teachers were asked to indicate the degree of competence, on a scale of zero through seven, which they felt an ABE teacher should have, compared to what they did have, on a list of 170 competencies in the Inventory. Results of the survey, related to the competency ratings and to local problems, are tabulated and discussed. Recommendations directed to planners of staff development activities in the Virgin Islands are made in the four general categories of pre-service training, teacher preparation; in-service training; teacher certification in adult basic education; and ongoing and periodic assessment of training needs. Appendixes contain the revised Adult Basic Education Teacher Competency Inventory; a rank order listing of responses of teachers in the high school diploma program; and a rank order listing of ABE teachers' perceptions of their own competence. (Author/NH)
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.; Virgin Islands Government Dept. of Education, Charlotte Amalie.
Identifiers - Location: Virgin Islands