ERIC Number: ED190173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec-15
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of an Instructional Program for Adult Learners in Terms of Andragogical Theory and Practice.
Ayers, Claude V.
In order to evaluate the individualized instruction laboratory at Surry Community College in terms of andragogical theory and practice, a study was conducted involving: (1) a survey of the literature to determine the practices and assumptions of adult educational theory; (2) interviews with three adult educators to determine their perceptions of andragogical theory and practice; and (3) a survey of 30 randomly selected adult learners. The survey instrument asked students to rate 22 items related to facilities, instructional materials, instructors' attitudes and effectiveness, and instructional methods. Though all items were rated "average" or better by the majority of the students, the following items achieved less than an "above average" rating: the extent to which the coordinator uses my previous experiences in helping me master new materials and ideas, the desire of the instructor to help students, the number of different materials and equipment available, the convenience of laboratory's location, the extent to which the coordinator projects his desire for me to complete my educational goals, the housing facilities used for the laboratory, the quality of instruction provided, and the meaningfulness of the learning laboratory materials. The report includes a review of the literature, the questionnaire, and raw data. (AYC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University