ERIC Number: ED154378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Socrates in Adult Basic Education Or The Art of Questioning.
Taschow, Horst G.
In a study of the way adult basic education (ABE) students answer different kinds of questions about what they read, 221 students were asked to read ten passages during a ten-week period and to answer ten questions about each passage immediately after reading it. Each set of questions included three dealing with facts, three dealing with word meanings in context, and three requiring students to make inferences. Analysis of the results indicated that the strength of the students lay in answering questions about facts, indicating a need for ABE instructors to use questioning techniques that promote divergent thinking. Instructors should develop questions that require students to perform a number of operations, including interpreting, evaluating, solving problems, applying information, and showing creativity. The ability to answer such questions requires the possession of certain abilities on the part of students. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Western College Reading Association (11th, Long Beach, California, March 16-19, 1978)