ERIC Number: ED162147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the USOE Invitational Workshop on Adult Competency Education.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This report reviews major components of a workshop to develop consensus on a variety of issues and to increase participant awareness of innovative approaches to competency-based adult education (CBAE). The 200 workshop participants included state directors of adult education, other state staff, university personnel, local project directors, and federal education staff. The first section of the report presents workshop participants' responses to the charges. For example, in a call for a definition, CBAE is described as a performance-based process leading to demonstrated mastery of basic/life skills necessary for the individual to function proficiently in society. Other charges concern competency needs' state and federal legislation, etc. Section 2 reviews CBAE research and activities. The importance of the Adult Performance Level Study, which measured the degree of adults' competency, is emphasized. Several resulting studies to identify needs and/or competencies are examined. Also contained are reports on the provision and/or effect of CBAE instruction. Conclusions and recommendations are provided. Section 3 analyzes results of a Delphi survey of State Adult Education Directors and the U.S. Office of Education Division of Adult Education persons. The instrument focused on eleven issues. For example, issue 1 employs nine items to ascertain how CBAE relates to reaching least educated adults. Responses reflecting consensus are outlined. (CSS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Adult Performance Level