ERIC Number: ED141588
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Teaching Adult Education Courses: The Employee Training Model. Social Sciences. Agricultural Education 4. Information Bulletin 115.
Bail, Joe P.; Cushman, Harold R.
The model described here was developed for use as a program planning guide by teachers recruited from business, industry, and the professions who offer courses to employed adults seeking additional skills or improvement of their skills and job performance. Ten features of the model are listed: (1) The purpose is to improve the competencies of the learners in a specific technical area related to employment; (2) employees comprise the main clientele; (3) recruitment is an undertaking of the teacher and employer; (4) personal contacts are used in recruiting enrollees; (5) assessment of the learners' needs is done by employers using industrial guides; (6) job requirements are the main course focus; (7) subject matter is organized in an operational format; (8) courses average 60 hours; (9) firm teacher leadership and close attention to industrial standards are characteristic; and (10) program evaluation is focused on assessment of learner performance. This booklet includes description of adult learners; the implementation of the model, including making administrative arrangements, recruiting, determining instructional needs, planning the program, planning for teaching the instructional units, and using teaching tools; and learner performance evaluation. A table on when and how to use 29 different teaching tools is appended. (EM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers - Location: New York