ERIC Number: ED446091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun-30
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The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Teacher Development Project (July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000). Evaluation Report.
This paper presents an evaluation of the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Teacher Development project. The ABE program was designed by the Hawaii Department of Education to meet the needs of educationally disadvantaged adults. Hawaii's community schools serve approximately 40,000 adults annually in the ABE program. Many of them are also enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL). The University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Education administered the teacher professional development program, which provided ABE/ESL teachers continuous support. The ABE Teacher Development project involved five workshops that allowed teachers to network and share ideas. The workshops were conducted in Hilo and Honolulu. They focused on preparing for and keeping jobs and using standards to choose and use ABE/ESL instructional materials. Topics were chosen by surveys of ABE/ESL teachers. Trained ABE/ESL teachers taught the workshops. At the end of the workshops, the topics and presenters were evaluated by participants via a questionnaire. Results indicated that participants considered the workshops helpful and informative. Most believed they would be more effective teachers as a result. A high percentage felt more confident in their ability to teach students. Participants liked both the workshop teachers and the instructional materials. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Manoa. Coll. of Education.