ERIC Number: ED352499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Model Indicators of Program Quality for Adult Education Programs.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
This document suggests the following eight model indicators of quality in adult education programs: (1) learners demonstrate progress toward attainment of basic skills and competencies that support their educational needs; (2) learners advance in the program or complete program requirements that allow them to continue their education or training; (3) an ongoing, participatory planning process exists that is guided by evaluation and based on a written plan that considers community demographics, needs, resources, and economic and technological trends; (4) curriculum and instruction is geared to individual learning styles and levels of needs; (5) an ongoing staff development process exists that considers the specific needs of staff, offers training in instruction, and includes opportunities for practice and systematic follow-up; (6) students' needs for support services are identified and either provided for or referred to other agencies; (7) population in the community identified in the Adult Education Act as needing services is served; and (8) students remain in the program long enough to meet their education needs. The document also contains the following: an overview; definitions of quality indicators and performance standards; a description of the process used to develop the indicators; sample measures for each indicator; a list of six resources; and lists of focus group participants and state directors of adult education. (CML)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Researchers; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.