ERIC Number: ED112106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Basic Education Teacher Certification Study.
Mocker, Donald W.; Zinn, Lorraine M.
A competency inventory was used to determine those Adult Basic Education (ABE) teacher competencies which should be used as a basis for determining ABE Teacher Certification Standards for the State of Colorado. The survey instrument consisted of 170 previously established and validated statements of teacher competency. A sample of 36 ABE teachers (primarily female, ages 25-65) with three or more years of ABE teaching experience and recent ABE training were asked to indicate, on a scale of zero to seven, the degree to which a teacher should be able to perform each competency. The results, presented in tabular form, show the mean scores used to rank the competencies and the following categories into which they were classified to provide another format for viewing the data: scope and goal of adult education, curriculum instructional process, and ABE learner. Those competencies ranked in the top quartile were found to be critical in providing criteria for certification. Most critical competencies were in the instructional process category. A method for clustering competencies was suggested for use in developing courses for certification. Appended are a copy of the inventory and a 14-page computer printout of raw data from the survey. (MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Div. of Adult Education.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center for Resource Development in Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado