ERIC Number: ED311302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct-16
Reference Count: N/A
Report of a Survey of Texas Adult Education Cooperative Directors.
Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Center for Adult Literacy and Learning.
A mail survey of the directors of Texas adult education cooperatives conducted in 1989 was intended to describe adult education programs in the state to aid in the planning and development of teacher training materials. Forty-two of the 63 directors completed all or part of the survey questionnaire. Among the results were the following: (1) 70 percent of the classes were located in a public school, 19 percent were in learning centers, and 12 percent were in churches; (2) 77 percent of the paid teachers were female and 23 percent were male; (3) the majority of paid teachers in 76 percent of the programs held college degrees and were certified teachers; (4) 56 percent of the adult students were female; (5) 49 percent of the students were Hispanic, 32 percent were Anglo, 14 percent were Black, 2 percent were Asian, and 2 percent were Native American; (6) the most common teaching methods involved the use of commercially produced materials; (7) less than half the teachers had access to audiovisual equipment; (8) only 18 percent of students used computer-aided instruction; (9) standard written and oral assessment tools and informal student assessment tools were used for student placement in classes; and (10) instructional methods included phonics, sight words, language experience, peer tutoring, Laubach methods, and Literary Volunteers of America methods. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Basic Skills, Cooperative Programs, Educational Technology, Functional Literacy, Instructional Materials, Literacy Education, Program Descriptions, Student Characteristics, Teacher Distribution, Teacher Education, Teaching Conditions, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Center for Adult Literacy and Learning.
Identifiers - Location: Texas