ERIC Number: ED264386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Andragogy: Implications for Preservice-Inservice Training.
Burley, JoAnne E.
The concept of andragogy, which was conceived by Malcolm S. Knowles, forms the underlying principles for adult basic education (ABE) preservice and inservice training programs. Knowles identified the following five focal points that he felt should be considered by adult educators: self-concept, experience, readiness, time perspective, and orientation to learning. In light of these focal points, preservice training programs for ABE instructors should cover (1) the nature of ABE, (2) general characteristics of ABE students, (3) ABE program objectives, and (4) appropriate pedagogical techniques for ABE (programmed instruction, individualized instruction, lecture, language experience, contract learning, group discussions, group tutoring, and the Laubach method). When designing inservice training for ABE instructors, planners should remember that effective ABE programs must respond to current and changing needs, establish ties with other educational institutions, monitor teacher effectiveness, and develop credibility within the community. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Andragogy, Classroom Techniques, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Experiential Learning, Inservice Teacher Education, Postsecondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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