ERIC Number: ED109421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Materials and Methods in Adult Education.
Klevins, Chester, Ed.
Responding to the lack of relevant materials useful for practitioners of adult education, the editor has compiled a volume that reflects the current thinking of 38 adult educators regarding adult education methods and materials. Following an introductory section, the book is organized around five major areas: (1) curriculum development, (2) instructional process, (3) new aids to learning, (4) staff development, and (5) resourceful program development. Contributors to Section 1, on curriculum development, discuss: a model for program development, the relevant curriculum, meaningful objectives, criteria for judging materials and techniques, GED in adult education, and individual competence and community effectiveness. Section 2, on instructional process, deals with theories and adult learning, the nature of the culturally unique, "human relations" content of teacher training, individualized instruction, and veterans' programs. New learning aids, Section 3, includes discussion on educational technology, audiovisual media, learning laboratory approach, and applied research. Section 4, on staff development, focuses on self-evaluation, ABE guidance and counseling, paraprofessionals, and professionalism. The concluding section discusses changing adult education patterns, use of ERIC and other adult education resources, manpower programs, and libraries as a community resource. (EA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Audiovisual Aids, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Media, Educational Methods, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Individualized Instruction, Learning Laboratories, Program Development, Resource Materials, Teachers, Veterans Education
Klevens Publications, 6500 Kelvin Avenue, Canoga Park, California 91306 ($4.95)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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