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ERIC Number: ED139302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Education in English for Adults. Report No. 12.
Borgstrom, Lena; And Others
This report summarizes a project which, among other points, investigated the following: (1) the content and design of the education offered to adults of limited schooling; (2) student and teacher attitudes toward the content and design of this education; and (3) the characteristics of those students who continue, and of those who discontinue, their studies. The survey population comprised 1,126 adults studying elementary school English, mathematics and Swedish in the evening, and 53 teachers. Data was collected by means of questionnaires and interviews. Findings include: (1) most of the students in this type of program are women; (2) age of both men and women varies widely; (3) the median age of the teachers is lower than that of the students; (4) direct teaching and speaking practice are not as frequent as desired; and (5) the serious problem of drop-outs is most likely due in many cases to negative reaction to the teaching methods. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Adult Dropouts, Adult Education, Adult Students, Course Content, English (Second Language), Interviews, Language Instruction, School Surveys, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Pedagogical Centre, Fack, S-104 35 Stockholm 23, Sweden
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: Pedagogical Centre, Stockholm (Sweden).
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