ERIC Number: ED270601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Identification of Issues in Adult Basic Education. Technical Report No. 1.
Russ-Eft, Darlene F.; And Others
This report summarizes the major literature dealing with the following major issues in adult basic education (ABE): target and demand populations (size, characteristics, and subgroups of the ABE population and the decline in participation); services provided (the purpose of the Adult Education Act, objectives and goals of ABE, problems of recruitment and retention, ABE instruction, counseling services, diagnosis of abilities, methods of credentialing); organization for delivery of services (staff characteristics; use of aides, paraprofessionals, and volunteers; staff training; program location and facilities; coordination of services; evaluation, monitoring, and reporting; and program innovation and improvement); and finance of ABE (lack of commitment; use of limited resources; alternative methods of support; and Federal, state, local, and participant roles). Also provided is a 360-item annotated bibliography of works dealing with the following topics: administration/staffing, ABE, adult competency/adult performance level, aging, information sources, characteristics and disabilities of adult learners, dissemination, evaluation, finance, future issues, government role, history, innovation, instruction and curriculum, international concerns, library programs, lifelong learning, media, philosophy, program planning, literacy, recruitment/retention, research, teacher training, and vocational/occupational training. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Media, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Information Sources, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Participant Characteristics, Participation, Program Content, Program Development, School Holding Power, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Recruitment, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.