ERIC Number: ED241941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Adult Basic Education English and Communications Curriculum Guide. Response Draft.
British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria. Continuing Education Div.
Called a response draft, this curriculum guide provides practitioners with further opportunity to examine and discuss adult learning in English and communications before the guidelines are adopted throughout British Columbia. The guide's three specific purposes are to (1) define a common curriculum goal and an array of learning objectives for adult basic education English and communication courses; (2) present a flexible structure for course design, accommodating both theme and skills approaches; and (3) provide administrators, coordinators, and instructors with a framework for coordinating courses within an institution and for defining curriculum and professional development needs. The first section of the guide establishes a curriculum goal and learning objective and outlines a method of grouping the selected objectives into course units. Sections two and three present a range of sample theme and skills units. The fourth section summarizes findings about 12 aspects of adult learning and presents an interpretation of recent research and writing on teaching English and communication. The last section contains instructional resources and professional references. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adults, Cognitive Style, Communication Skills, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Foreign Countries, Speech Communication, Speech Curriculum
Publication Services Branch, 878 Viewfield Rd., Victoria BC V9A 4V1 ($5.00 plus 10% handling and postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria. Continuing Education Div.
Identifiers: Canada; Theory Practice Relationship