ERIC Number: ED195721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Adult Educator Effectiveness: A Conceptual Framework for Research Directions.
Deshler, David; Benardot, Dan
This paper (1) examines some of the problems confronting persons doing research on adult educators; (2) presents a conceptual framework for clarifying researchable relationships among several selected major variables; and (3) suggests directions and approaches that appear promisinq to the authors. The first of three parts contains a brief explanation of several characteristics of the field that limit adult education research. It is a description of several field characteristics that have inhibited research in adult education in the past. The second part contains a discussion of variables that appear to be essential to further research. These variables are then used to construct a map or conceptual framework that provides for the construction of a research agenda. The third part of the paper discusses several strategies and methodological approaches appropriate for studying relationships that appear to be most important for theory buildinq. A variety of research approaches is recommended and a reference list is included. (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.