ERIC Number: ED117407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Felt Needs for Training by Adult Basic Education Administrators and Teachers in Texas.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Adult and Continuing Education.; Texas A and M Univ., College Station.
The reported study attempted to determine for program planners the felt training needs of adult basic education (ABE) directors and teachers in Texas. The questionnaire (appended) was prepared at Texas A and M University and revised after review and field-testing. Of 1,900 questionnaires mailed, approximately half were completed and returned; the questions were cross-tabulated and the data analyzed by computer. The report is largely comprised of tables, representing five major data areas: (1) biographical data of local ABE program staff, (2) local program information, (3) student-related information, (4) inservice training needs, and (5) higher education-related services. Among implications drawn from the data are these: Most ABE staffers, although educated beyond the bachelor's degree, have not received any adult education training; they are dedicated, but uncertain about their roles, concerned about testing procedures, and wish to spend more time teaching. Many directors are not in the program by choice. Participation in inservice training is widely discrepant; a significant number of those who have participated were dissatisfied. Both teachers and directors have definite feelings about their specific training needs, which should be met quickly. There are also indications of a need for adult education training at the undergraduate level. (AJ)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Programs, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Attitudes, Educational Needs, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Attitudes, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Adult and Continuing Education.; Texas A and M Univ., College Station.
Identifiers - Location: Texas