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ERIC Number: ED109493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 96
Abstractor: N/A
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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)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Language: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Butte Vocational-Technical Center, Montana.