ERIC Number: ED112075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Recruitment and Retention of the Adult Learner. Bulletin 1975, No. 32.
Walden, Bobbie L.
This handbook discusses the techniques used in recruiting and retaining adult learners for an Adult Basic Education Program. Detailed suggestions concerning door-to-door recruitment include training of recruiters, desirable characteristics for recruiters, and procedures for home visits. Specific ideas for the use of newspapers, radio, television, posters, fliers, billboards, and marquees as recruitment techniques are presented. Suggestions for personalizing instruction in order to retain adult learners in the program are based on the importance of trained, dedicated teachers. Criteria for selecting an adult basic education teacher, ideas for conducting the first class, suggestions for personalizing instruction and motivating students, and a self-rating check list are outlined. Also contained in the handbook are a seven-item bibliography and eight pages of sample materials used in recruitment. (MS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
Note: Two pages of photographs have been removed as they will not reproduce in microfiche