How Can Value Elicitation in Adult Basic Education Support Learners’ Success in Goal-Setting Policy?INFORMS Fall National Conference (2016)
For the last two decades, federal legislation and Massachusetts’ state ABE policies have linked adult learners’ educational outcomes to accountability requirements. Using a multi-method approach ABE learners’ goal setting was presented as a decision problem in order to reveal and disentangle the conflicting preferences fueled by outcome-based accountability requirements. Elicitation of values using value-focused thinking (VFT) methodology revealed that learner’s self-defined goals are consistently distinct from program-defined goals, that teachers recognize this disjunction, and that efforts to reconcile the two could yield significant improvements in ABE program outcomes.
- Adult education; value-focused thinking
Publication DateFebruary 15, 2016
Citation InformationAlma H Biba and Michael P Johnson. "How Can Value Elicitation in Adult Basic Education Support Learners’ Success in Goal-Setting Policy?" INFORMS Fall National Conference (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael_johnson/76/