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ERIC Number: ED228449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul-30
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Telephone Instruction Involving Rural Adults. Final Report of 310 Project.
Bidwa, Dennis
A model telephone instructional system was developed to provide adult basic education and General Educational Development (GED) preparatory instruction to adults in rural areas. Forty adults were enrolled in the program, pretested, evaluated, and provided with appropriate textbooks. A toll-free telephone was installed in the teacher's home, but students did not call the teacher as had been anticipated. Students were encouraged to contact the teacher, but the communication remained one-way--teacher to student. Student input regarding program effectiveness was collected through a mailed survey (4 of 40 surveys were returned) and telephone interviews with 12 students. Those students who had not called the teacher indicated that they never felt the need to call. Students who did call found it difficult to understand mathematics (algebra) explanations over the telephone. Problems with the project were the expense of the toll-free WATS line and the control of textbooks. (Attachments include a registration form, news release, lists of textbooks used, and a questionnaire.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Education and Training Programs.
Authoring Institution: Lincoln Intermediate Unit No. l2, New Oxford, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania