ERIC Number: ED419108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Research and Development of Pennsylvania-Specific Adult Learner Competencies in Family, Work, and Community Contexts. Final Report.
Van Horn, Barbara H.
The Adult Learner Competencies Project included literature research and consultation with adult education practitioners in Pennsylvania to establish learner competencies that could be used by all adult basic and literacy education (ABLE) providers in the state. During the project, existing and emerging lists of adult learner competencies were researched and analyzed, which resulted in the development of lists of basic and higher order skills as well as extended literacy skills (such as time management, systems knowledge, interpersonal skills). The skills were divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced levels of expertise. These lists established a foundation of skills that were applicable across many adult life roles such as family members, workers, and citizens. Sample applications of the skill competencies in each role were included at each level. The skill competencies will provide opportunities for practitioners to refine curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices to better meet the educational needs of learners. (Contains 39 references and a sample matrix linking skills, applications, and assessment.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Inst. for the Study of Adult Literacy.