ERIC Number: ED286575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
ABET: Adult Basic Education Tele-teacher. A 310/Special Demonstration Project, 1986-87. Final Report.
Vanis, Mary I.; Mills, Karen L.
The Adult Basic Education Tele-teacher (ABET) was designed by Rio Salado Community College (RSCC) to provide easily accessed, private assistance to adult basic education (ABE) students throughout Maricopa County (Arizona). Steps in implementing the project included the following: (1) an 800 number with call waiting capabilities was installed; (2) a certified adult education instructor with proficiency in language arts, reading, mathematics, social sciences, and science was trained to encourage students to explain specifically and completely their questions and concerns, to direct students to the solution rather than providing the answer, and to remain positive and encouraging at all times; and (3) information about the ABET was disseminated to ABE directors, ABE teachers, libraries, and community organizations. Between September 8, 1986 and May 19, 1987, 160 calls were received, with many of the callers requesting information about class locations and times. In general, the helpline was used much less than projected. Based on lack of use, it was recommended that ABET be discontinued. Sample promotional materials are appended. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Rio Salado Community Coll., AZ.