ERIC Number: ED222644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Competencies for Adult Basic Education and Diploma Programs: A Summary of Studies and Cross-Reference of Results.
Fischer, Joan Keller
This report summarizes and cross-references the results of 12 studies dealing with competencies for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and diploma programs. Described in the report are the following studies/projects: (1) the Adult Performance Level (APL) Study; (2) five APL-based validation studies (the New Jersey ABE Study, the New Jersey English as a Second Language Study, the User Needs Assessment (USOE) Region X Study, the Pennsylvania Assessment Project, and the Alaska Validation Survey); and (3) six competency identification studies not limited to APL (the Utah Consumer Competencies Study, the Adkins-Connecticut Reconnaissance Survey Method, the California ABE Needs Analysis, the New York External High School Diploma Program Competencies, the National Center for Research in Vocational Education Project, and the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory Functional Literacy Project). Following an outline of the purposes and procedures of the individual studies, the competencies identified in the studies are compiled and cross-referenced. The compilation includes major objectives in the following 12 knowledge/information categories: consumer economics, community resources, government and law, health and safety, occupational knowledge, cultural knowledge, communication skills, language, computation skills, interpersonal relations, problem solving, and specific job skills. (MN)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A