ERIC Number: ED059433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
ILA: Individualized Learning for Adults. Manual.
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Individualized Learning for Adults (ILA), a program designed to meet the needs of adults enrolled in Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes, is presented. The curriculum of the ILA program consists of two carefully constructed continuums sequenced along two dimensions: area and level. There are 257 performance objectives, or skills, in the Mathematics continuum and 188 performance objectives, or skills, in Communications Skills. Each continuum is divided into the following areas: (1) Mathematics: Numeration and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, geometry and measurement, applications; and (2) Communication Skills: Phonic Analysis/Handwriting, Structural Analysis, Vocabulary Development, Literal Comprehension, Interpretive Comprehension, Evaluative Comprehension, Library Skills, Reference Skills. On entering ILA, each student takes an Entrance Test (or tests). Within each test are items designed to make a gross evaluation of the students' achievement in each unit of the continuum. Instructional decisions pertinent to a student's learning program are always made with the student. (CK)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Communication Skills, Curriculum Design, Decision Making, Educational Programs, Guides, Individualized Instruction, Learning Activities, Learning Experience, Mathematics, Objectives, Skill Development, Student Participation, Task Performance, Test Results
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.