ERIC Number: ED246955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Handbook for Volunteers: Adult Education Program.
Koehler, C. Russell
Designed for volunteers in Olympic College's Adult Education Volunteer Classroom Assistant Project, this handbook discusses volunteer tutors' roles, characteristics of Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) students, suggested teaching techniques, tips for working with instructors, and college policies and regulations. The first section provides profiles of the types of people enrolled in ABE/ESL programs at Olympic College and offers statistics on the need for ABE/ESL instruction in the surrounding counties. The next section provides an overview of ABE education at the college and literacy efforts undertaken by other community groups. The need for volunteers to alleviate funding problems and excessively large classes is underscored prior to a discussion of the roles volunteers can play in the classroom (e.g., individual or small group tutoring, overseeing students in problem solving and special study, and conducting supervised group sessions or drill work) and outside the classroom (e.g., recruiting other volunteers, volunteering to tutor in students' homes, and voicing concerns to legislators). Next, a job description is provided for ABE/ESL classroom volunteers and the steps involved in program participation are outlined. Then, routine procedures are outlined for documenting time; keeping in touch with the teacher, other volunteers, and the volunteer coordinator; and using campus services. A list of classroom tips and 2 sample log sheets conclude the manual. (AYC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Community Colleges, English (Second Language), Teaching Assistants, Tutorial Programs, Tutors, Two Year Colleges, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
ABE/310 Materials, Learning Center, Highline Community College, Midway, WA 98032 (free while supplies last).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Olympic Coll., Bremerton, WA.
Note: For related documents, see JC 840 424-426.