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ERIC Number: ED141521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Determination of Necessary Competencies of Adult Education Administrators and ABE Instructors.
Smith, Douglas H.
Research identified necessary competencies of adult education administrators and adult basic education (ABE) instructors, utilizing a modification of the Delphi technique. An extensive list of competencies was developed from a variety of sources and grouped under six major areas for adult education administrators and four major areas for ABE instructors. From the extensive list, a group of 16 adult education administrators from throughout the State of Iowa participated in three rounds to select, by consensus, a final list of 167 administrative competencies. Concurrently, a group of 23 administrators and ABE instructors participated in three rounds to select 136 ABE instructional competencies. The resulting competencies were (1) divided within each area by knowledge competencies and skill competencies and by desired time of achieving each competency--either at the beginning of one's career in adult education or later in one's career, and (2) ranked within each area in order of its importance to one's performance as administrator or instructor, the ranking being determined by the persons participating in the Delphi study. This paper describes and analyzes the process of selecting the administrative and instructional competencies and presents and discusses the results, implications, and recommendations of both lists. The two documents resulting from the study are appended and are titled "Necessary Competencies for Adult Education Administrators" and "Necessary Competencies for Adult Basic Education Teachers." (Author/WL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Drake Univ., Des Moines, IA. Coll. for Continuing Education.