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ERIC Number: ED141589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Adult Education Courses: The Business Management Model. Social Sciences. Agricultural Education 3. Information Bulletin 98.
Bail, Joe P.; Cushman, Harold R.
The model described here was developed for use as a program planning guide by teachers, many of them business and other lay people, at the secondary school level who offer adult education courses on how to make management decisions and solve problems. Ten features of the model are listed: (1) The purpose is to assist owner-operators or managers to become successfully established in a specific undertaking as an entrepreneur; (2) owner-operators and managers are the main clientele; (3) recruitment is carried out by the teacher; (4) personal contacts must be used in recruiting enrollees; (5) assessment of the learners' needs is done jointly by the teacher and individual enrollees; (6) instructional focus is on making intelligent management decisions; (7) subject matter is organized in a problem-solving format; (8) on-job instruction is characteristic; (9) enrollees' association for activities other than instruction is an optional feature; and (10) evaluation is focused on program results as evidenced by class members' progress toward successful establishment. This booklet includes a 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, using teaching tools, and giving on-job instruction; and result-centered 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