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ERIC Number: ED141590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Adult Education Courses: The Self-Fulfillment Model. Social Sciences. Agricultural Education 2. Information Bulletin 91.
Bail, J.P.; Cushman, H.R.
The model described here was developed for use as a program planning guide by teachers, many of them tradesmen and lay people, at the secondary school level, who offer courses to adults pursuing interests that will add meaning to their lives. Ten features of the model are listed: (1) The purpose is to assist learners in the pursuit of interests which they believe will add meaning to life; (2) the general public is the clientele; (3) recruitment is brought about by the director of adult education; (4) recruitment procedures rely heavily on mass media use; (5) the learners' needs are assessed by determining their felt needs using the ask them approach; (6) instructional focus is on topics and projects; (7) subject matter is organized as an outline of information or procedures; (8) the atmosphere is informal; (9) there is variability among learners; and (10) program evaluation is focused on the teacher's methods and satisfaction of the learners. 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, and using teaching tools; and method-centered evaluation. One table on when and how to use 29 different teaching tools and two tables showing teacher and student feedback forms are included. (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