ERIC Number: ED366917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Reaching Adult Learners with Whole Language Strategies.
Kroeker, Tirza; Henrichs, Margaret
Weaving learners' everyday stories with those of other teachers, volunteers, and students, this book shares strategies and experiences designed to empower adult learners in alternative literacy programs. Strategies in the book came from educators in such diverse settings as college developmental reading and writing, learning disabilities, adult literacy, English-as-a-Second-Language programs, as well as in workplace programs, high schools, adult basic education/general education development, and prison classrooms. Chapters in the book are: (1) Destination Literacy; (2) Learning How to Teach Adult Literacy Learners; (3) Creating a New Portfolio; (4) John: A Case Example; (5) Individual Strategy Lessons; (6) Group Strategy Lessons; (7) Whole Language Programs Focusing on Specific Needs; (8) Evaluation; and (9) Confirming Our Beliefs about Whole Language. An afterword (Theoretical Memos and Beyond: Questions for Teachers), six self-needs evaluation instruments, and seven bibliographies are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Literacy Education, Nontraditional Education, Portfolios (Background Materials), Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Theory Practice Relationship, Whole Language Approach
Richard C. Owen, Publishers, 135 Katonah Ave., Katonah, NY 10536 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Identifiers: Student Empowerment