ERIC Number: ED197452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Instructors of Adults.
Draper, James; Keating, Donald
A questionnaire was sent to part-time instructors of adults in four selected areas of Ontario to determine the kinds of adjustments made and the resources used in the move from teaching children and youth to teaching adults. The study reveals that continuing education programs are characterized by informality, fewer discipline problems, and a greater use of student resources, compared to practices in the daytime high school program. It also demonstrates that there is little interaction between instructors of adults. Based on the experiences of the respondents, a number of curriculum areas are suggested for the preservice or inservice preparation of instructors. The authors recommend further examination of the effects of having high school students in continuing education classes with older, mature adults; making an increased effort to facilitate interaction between instructors; and disseminating material on adult psychology. A copy of the questionnaire is appended. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Continuing Education, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Inservice Teacher Education, Interaction, Part Time Faculty, Psychology, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education
Publications Centre, Ministry of Government Services, 880 Bay St., 5th Floor, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N8 Canada (Record No. ON01442/CODE00312; $1.00 microfiche).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Declining School Enrolments in Ontario, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada