ERIC Number: ED117360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Adult Education Programs for the Disadvantaged.
The publication contains abstracts and annotated bibliographical references of research projects and programs in adult basic education. The projects and programs cited represent the results of a survey to search out studies that delineate project population, methods, materials, and results. The survey was designed to limit the time period covered (1965-75) and the educational area covered (academic rather than vocational). The abstracts are arranged alphabetically by author in a 60-page section. A discussion section contains observations drawn from the survey supporting the conclusion that basic questions concerning adult education (what kind of teachers, teaching what kind of students, with what kind of content, at what level of complexity, and in what teaching style) have not yet been definitively answered. Those studies which seemed to be peripheral to the main survey and those which did not include sufficient achievement data are listed alphabetically by author in an annotated bibliography (Appendix A, 47 pages). Other appended materials include: approximate figures on grade level gains per unit of time, a suggested checklist for future research, and a list of sources contacted in gathering the documents (includes computer searches and references). (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Community Studies, Kansas City, MO.