ERIC Number: ED254633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Adult Education Theory and Practice. Outreach Series Paper, Number 2.
Sakata, Reiko T.
Outreach projects are funded to disseminate effective early childhood service models for use with handicapped children. To accomplish this mission, this paper describes how to offer effective training programs to parents, community leaders, volunteers, allied professionals and paraprofessionals, and staffs of agencies that wish to replicate the outreach projects model. Each of the following considerations for working effectively with adults are examined in detail: (1) adult education philosophy, (2) andragogy, (3) assumptions about adult learning, (4) learning styles, (5) noncognitive factors that affect learning, (6) group process, and (7) elements of an ideal learning environment. The paper provides conceptual and theoretical bases upon which educational activities with adults can be developed. This background and knowledge is intended to help early childhood teachers plan and carry out training activities with adults. (Thirty-seven references are included.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Andragogy, Children, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Philosophy, Extension Education, Group Dynamics, Group Instruction, Learning Activities, Learning Processes, Models, Parent Education, Postsecondary Education, Teaching Methods, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Technical Assistance Development System.