ERIC Number: ED117365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Basic Education in Nebraska: Administrator Comparison Study.
Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Adult and Continuing Education.
Nebraska Adult Basic Education (ABE) program administrators have been studied in terms of their general characteristics and part-or full-time positions in an attempt to gather data to assist in future program development, administrator recruitment, and administrator training programs. A questionnaire was sent to all known administrators in the State, with a 93.44% return. Four major sections sought information regarding: (1) demographic/biographic data; (2) the nature of each respondent's program, including problem evaluation; (3) administrator task analysis; and (4) perceptions of competencies and need for additional education. Data analysis is presented in 19 tables and major findings are enumerated. Most administrators were found to be male, part-time, between 30 and 50 years old, having some graduate training, and no specific training for adult education work. A variety of competency training and educational needs were uncovered, with part-time people indicating more need in this area. Results are stated in a variety of formats, and recommendations include that the State Department should continue to seek additional funding for hiring full-time administrators. The questionnaire, location of courses and programs, high school equivalency diploma statistics, and 1970 Census information regarding Nebraska's educationally disadvantaged adults are appended. (LH)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Education, Administrator Evaluation, Administrators, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Programs, Comparative Analysis, Educational Needs, Program Administration, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Div. of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Adult and Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska