ERIC Number: ED419117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Staff Development Project: Adults with Learning Differences.
A project was conducted in Pennsylvania to conduct a statewide staff development project on adults with learning differences using the following delivery systems: initial training sessions; advanced training sessions; videotapes of training sessions; the "Learning disAbilities Newsletter"; printed material from the Center for Alternative Learning in Havertown, Pennsylvania (which conducted the project) and from national, regional, and state centers; a toll-free telephone line for consultation; and observations and demonstrations. During the project year, more than 1,000 adult educators, volunteer tutors, and professionals interested in learning differences participated in 80 training sessions, and all received the newsletter and the toll-free number to use. Training topics included the following: characteristics of learning differences; screening of information processing; assessment of learning problems; teaching reading, writing, and mathematics; multilevel classroom techniques; employment and learning problems; learning problems and English as a second language; study skills differences; test anxiety; techniques for teaching adults who learn differently; and avoidance activities and learning styles. Ninety-five percent of the participants rated the training as excellent or very good, and an external evaluator determined that the project met its goals and objectives and was well received by adult educators in Pennsylvania. (A sample copy of the newsletter is appended to the report.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Problems, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Reading Instruction, Research Utilization, Teaching Methods, Workshops, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Center for Alternative Learning, Havertown, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania; 353 Project