ERIC Number: ED195828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Development of an Inter-Cooperative Consultation Model for Reading in Adult Basic Education. July 1979-June 1980.
Bechtol, William; Longnion, Bonnie
This report describes a project to provide Texas with a training model for reading consultant use in training adult basic education teachers. The first section lists three project purposes: to provide a training model, to develop teacher resources for staff development, and to provide teachers with information about the reading process and diagnosis and remediation of reading problems. Section 2 describes the process used in two adult education cooperatives that worked with Southwest Texas State University which provided a reading consultant. Activities to meet these objectives are summarized: (1) assess staff's ability to diagnose and remediate reading problems, (2) train staff to diagnose and choose materials and strategies to remediate problems, (3) assess materials and operational design used in the cooperatives and propose changes, and (4) evaluate consultation process effectiveness. Topics addressed include resource identification; assessment instruments to assess teachers' needs, students' progress, and feedback on training; initial and final workshops; and individualized training based on needs. Section 3 focuses on project evaluation. It also contains a question and answer segment addressing choosing a consultant, consultation process effectiveness in various settings, and length of contact time. Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the report, include assessment instruments and workshop agendas. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Reading Programs, Consultation Programs, Cooperative Programs, Diagnostic Teaching, Educational Cooperation, Faculty Development, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Reading Consultants, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Remedial Reading, Resource Materials
Adult Reading Grant, Attention: Bonnie Longnion, Education Dept., Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Adult and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos.
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