ERIC Number: ED200748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Comprehensive Approach to Staff Development: Source Book.
Fellenz, Robert A.
This source book presents a complete system for the training of adult basic education teachers. It consists of six sections. Section 1 provides an introduction to and overview of the system. Section 2 outlines fifty-five competencies needed by adult educators. (These competencies are grouped in the following eleven areas: building effective relationships with adult learners; understanding adult learners and adult learning; integrating community resources into adult education programs; assessing adult learners; planning, managing, and evaluating learning activities; continuing professional development for adult educators; performing non-instructional tasks; teaching general life skills; and teaching specific program areas.) Section 3 contains five assessment instruments, including three teacher self-assessment instruments and an interview assessment for adult education teachers. Section 4 provides listings of resources for each of the fifty-five competencies outlined in section 2. Types of resources listed include printed materials, modules/kits, audiovisual materials, people, and sites. Section 5 covers learning strategies. It consists of four models for competency-based staff development programs, a staff development questionnaire, and a sample learning contract. Section 6 contains a description of Texas A&M University's graduate programs in adult education and descriptions of and order forms for twenty-two learning modules for adult educators. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Competence, Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Resources, Faculty Development, Graduate Study, Guidelines, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Skills, Learning Modules, Models, Program Descriptions, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Staff Development, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Tests
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Adult and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station.