ERIC Number: ED109493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
309b [Adult Education Act] Replication Guide.
Butte Vocational-Technical Center, Montana.
The replication guide for the construction and implementation of an adult basic education (ABE) program is based on three Federally funded, Butte, Montana demonstration projects: Project Homebound, The Experiment at Butte, and Project Prepare. The guide provides specific advice and recommendations on: staff selection, workshops, student recruitment, class organization and instruction, inservice training, advisory committees, materials, instructional design, recordkeeping, and evaluation. Conclusions drawn from the demonstration projects include: homebound basic instruction is valuable for educationally disadvantaged adults unable to attend classes; incorporating teaching reflective materials in the humanities with teaching ordinary adult basic education skills is worthwhile for some ABE students; educationally disadvantaged parents can be taught ABE skills in their own homes, and these parents can be taught simultaneously how and what to teach their preschool children; student recruitment and retention must be given first priority in any ABE program; emphasis in all ABE instruction must be placed on communication and computation skills; regular inservice training conducted by qualified instructors should replace protracted preservice training; and employment of mature, trained paraprofessionals, under the close supervision of certified teachers, is a practical method of ABE instruction. Appendixes provide sample forms, and statistical tables on dropouts, accomplishments, and demographic information. (Author/PR)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Advisory Committees, Class Organization, Educationally Disadvantaged, Evaluation, Guidelines, Home Instruction, Inservice Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Program Design, Program Development, Recordkeeping, Records (Forms), Recruitment
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Butte Vocational-Technical Center, Montana.