With the increasing need to develop curriculum guidelines for Adult Basic Education (ABE) teacher training based upon teacher experiences, the Center for Resource Development in Adult Education (CRD) conducted a survey of a 10 percent sample of ABE educators in Puerto Rico to identify, classify, and rank the knowledges, behaviors, and attitudes appropriate for ABE teachers. Based upon a national sample of ABE teachers, the inventory consists of a listing of 291 competencies, identified as appropriate for ABE teachers, categorized into 12 groupings combining three levels (knowledge, behavior, and attitude) with four categories (adult education, curriculum, ABE learner, and instructional process). The demographic data, the 291 competencies as ranked by the ABE teachers, and a comparison of the rankings made by teachers and administrators are documented. The brief analysis of the responses indicates a discrepancy between the perceptions of administrators and teachers over the role of an ABE teacher. The researcher recommended the utilization of the priority list established by the ABE teachers, frequent inservice programs, further teacher evaluation, improvement of teacher training programs, and better communication. The ABE Competency Inventories in both Spanish and English and the ranking of competencies by administrators are appended. (JB)
For report on Iowa see CE 003 367; For a discussion of the Inventory, see ED 099 469
Adult Basic Education Teacher Competency Inventory; Puerto Rico
1 - Available on microfiche
Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center for Resource Development in Adult Education.