ERIC Number: ED099815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Reading to Under-Achieving Adults: Part One; A Teacher-Training Institute Report.
Palmer, William S., Comp.
The objectives of this teacher-training institute were to determine the specific reading and learning needs, characteristics, and problems of underachieving adults; to acquaint inservice adult basic education teachers and paraprofessionals with an eclectic variety of reading, writing, and study techniques that can be used with underachieving adults; to develop, with the assistance of participating teachers and paraprofessionals, resource materials for the integration of occupational activities with the Language Experience Approach to reading instruction; and to provide the experimental adult sample with reading instruction of a corrective, remedial, and developmental nature. The institute consisted of an orientation to the nature of an instructional program for underachieving adults, their needs, abilities, interests, and motivations; and introduction to the psychology and pedagogy of the reading process and the diagnosis of reading disabilities; an exploration of reading materials used in present adult basic education classes; lectures in the use of the Language Experience Approach; observations of specific target groups; demonstrations in the teaching of directed reading activities to adults; seminars and work sessions; practice in and observation of reading techniques; and an evaluation. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Delaware Univ., Newark. School of Education.
Note: Pages 3-11 deleted due to nonreproducibility of photographs; For Part 2 see CS 001 537