ERIC Number: ED101080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for Teachers of Adults.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Adult and Continuing Education.; North Texas State Univ., Denton. Coll. of Education.
Developed by an experienced group of Texas adult education teachers, the handbook deals with basic information on certain aspects of adult education important to the orientation of new teachers and useful for all teachers. Section 1, briefly considers adult education laws in Texas, definitions used in adult and continuing education, enrollment eligibility, teacher preparation, and the organizational structure of adult education, and outlines required report forms and their completion. The longest section of the document, Section 2, is intended to help the new teacher understand the needs, learning habits, and attitudes of new learners and his responsibilities as their teacher. Characteristics of adult learners, behaviors affecting black-white relationships, and methods of assessing the needs and evaluating the progress of adult learners are described. Methods of motivating the adult learner and qualities inherent in the good adult education teacher are discussed. Questions that teachers should ask their director; procedures and a checklist for evaluating materials; the Gunning Formula to determine adult reading grade level; the learning environment; General Educational Development Program; and teaching English as a second language are also discussed. A 12-item bibliography is appended. (NH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Adult and Continuing Education.; North Texas State Univ., Denton. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Texas