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ERIC Number: ED012411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 113
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Reference Count: 0
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GUIDELINES FOR TEACHING THE "UNDER-EDUCATED" ADULT.
DONOHUE, DAN; AND OTHERS
THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION PREPARED THESE GUIDELINES FOR TEACHERS OF UNDEREDUCATED ADULTS--ILLITERATE, FUNCTIONALLY ILLITERATE, AND NON-ENGLISH-SPEAKING. THE RATE OF ILLITERACY HAS BEEN DECLINING, STANDING IN 1960 AT 18,059. FUNCTIONAL ILLITERACY IS HARDER TO DEFINE SINCE CRITERIA ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING, BUT IT IS FOUND MOSTLY AMONG RURAL POPULATIONS AND MIGRANTS. IN 1960, THERE WERE 178,658 FOREIGN-BORN PERSONS IN THE STATE. STUDENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIPS ARE DISCUSSED FIRST--THE PROBLEMS OF THE SCHOOL SITUATION FOR ADULTS, DEVELOPING STRONG MOTIVATION, A MINIMAL TESTING PROGRAM, VARIED METHODS OF TEACHING DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF STUDENT, AND DESIRABLE TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS. COMMUNICATION SKILLS ARE PRESENTED IN A SEQUENTIAL MANNER TO SHOW THE STUDENTS THE EVERYDAY APPLICATIONS OF SUCH SKILLS FOR THEIR ADVANTAGE--ENGLISH LANGUAGE (GRADES 0-3, 4-6, AND 7-8), SPELLING, READING, HANDWRITING, AND ARITHMETIC. INCLUDED IN THE APPENDIX ARE TIPS FOR TEACHERS, A CONDENSED READING CURRICULUM, A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF TEXTS FOR TEACHING READING, BASIC READING TEXTS, SUPPLEMENTAL READING MATERIALS, A LIST OF AUDIOVISUAL AIDS, AND FILM CATALOGS. (EB)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers: Washington (Olympia)