ERIC Number: ED394073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Kentucky Competency-Based Adult Education Curriculum.
Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Coll. of Education.
This curriculum was developed to assist adult education teachers (especially in Kentucky) to prepare adults to function in today's society and that of the next century. Materials in the guide go beyond preparing adults to pass the General Educational Development (GED) test to preparing them with life skills. The curriculum includes traditional subject areas plus related life skills such as critical thinking skills, self-management, interpersonal skills, and technology and tools. The curriculum is divided into 16 duty areas, with learning activities that integrate academic skills with life skills throughout the curriculum. The 16 subject categories are as follows: communication skills; mathematics; community resources; consumer economics; cultural diversity; employability and occupational skills; family relationships; government and citizenship; health and wellness; home management; interpersonal and social skills; self-management skills; science; social studies; technology and tools; and thinking skills. They were identified through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process as important for adults to function adequately in today's society. Each subject area is divided into three levels of instruction: beginning (literacy level), intermediate (adult basic education), and advanced (pre-GED). Each section of the guide is further divided into six progress benchmarks that represent performance goals (what students should be able to demonstrate upon completion of the material). Learning activities within each benchmark are designed to be progressively more difficult, culminating with a benchmark test. Sample individual and group activities are included. The sections of each duty area are as follows: level, competencies, related skills, prerequisites, progress benchmarks, terminology, reflections, benchmark task, basic content areas, sample learning activities, resources, additional learning activities, and worksheets. The guide also contains directions for use, addresses of publishers of instructional resources, and a topical index. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. for Adult Education and Literacy, Frankfort.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: General Educational Development Tests; Kentucky