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ERIC Number: ED123394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 17
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Skills and Knowledges for the Adult Educator: A Delphi Study.
Bunning, Richard L.
The study determined (1) the common skills and knowledges which adult educators of the future would need to perform their jobs adequately and (2) the learning experiences most appropriate in obtaining the more important skills and knowledges. The study employed the Delphi Technique, a method of collecting and organizing data in which a convergence of group consensus is accomplished through a series of four questionnaires. From two lists of adult education professors in North America, a sample of 197 was selected; 141 agreed to participate. From open ended responses regarding knowledges and skills on Questionnaire 1, Questionnaire 2 listed 48 knowledges and 53 skills statements for respondents to rank. On Questionnaire 3 respondents were asked to join the consensus on the priority rankings of the statements from Questionnaire 2 or to explain their disagreement. These questionnaires helped to identify six general categories of skills and knowledges: adult educators themselves, the field of adult education, the adult learner, the adult education environment, adult education programing, and the adult learning process. Questionnaire 4, which examined appropriate learning experiences for each skill or knowledge, indicated that the most appropriate learning experiences were practical on-the-job situations integrated with university based experiences, such as classes and seminars. (JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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