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Koon, Mary Ann Buswell – Adult Literacy and Basic Education, 1981
Reviews literature on U.S. Office of Education-sponsored Adult Performance Level project that cites among its accomplishments (1) a model for competency-based education, (2) creation of national awareness of illiteracy, and (3) individualized programs. Among its insufficiencies are absence of reliable measures of validity, value-laden curriculum,…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Competency Based Education, Federal Programs
Taylor, Paul G. – Adult Literacy and Basic Education, 1978
Defines competency-based adult education as activities providing coping and life skills, functional literacy, mastery learning, external or alternative high school diplomas, and educational credits for life experiences. Discusses activities in relation to federally authorized Adult Basic Education, minimal testing, Adult Performance Level…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Competency Based Education, Daily Living Skills, Experiential Learning
Shelton, Elaine – Adult Literacy and Basic Education, 1980
Defines competency-based adult education; provides a brief history of the Adult Performance Level (APL) Curriculum and Competency-Based High School Diploma program; explains the National Diffusion Network; examines how the APL staff offers training and technical assistance; and focuses on nontraditional APL program implementation. (CT)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Adult Education, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development
Pickens, Leslie – Adult Literacy and Basic Education, 1977
How to use math in handling money is the most important life-coping skill/competency adult basic education students in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and Alaska want and need, according to a survey conducted by the Adult Consumer Education Project, part of the Adult Education Program at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. (SH)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Consumer Education, Educational Needs, Educational Research
Jordan, Gerald E. – Adult Literacy and Basic Education, 1977
Adult performance level (APL) methodology, results, and conclusions are summarized. Taking exception to functional literacy accounting for an individuals level of income, education, and job status, the author questions the utilitarian value of an APL curriculum. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Curriculum, Daily Living Skills
James, Waynne B. – Adult Literacy and Basic Education, 1977
Discusses successes and problems of the Adult Performance Level (APL) project funded by the U.S. Office of Education in 1971 to identify the skills necessary for an adult to function successfully in today's society. (TA)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adult Basic Education, Competency Based Education, Federal Programs