ERIC Number: ED101105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Adult Basic Education Communication Skills Institute. June 21, 1971-July 16, 1971; Followup to August 31, 1972. Final Report.
Arizona State Univ., Tempe.
The document is a collection of materials related to a four-week summer institute for the training of teachers of disadvantaged and/or Spanish surname adults. The focus of the program was communication skills, primarily the teaching of reading and of English as a second language. A secondary emphasis was on training teachers to develop flexible curricula for the target population. In addition, a week-long interaction analysis workshop was conducted to aid teachers in evaluating teaching effectiveness. A brief introduction indicating the scope of the program is followed by a five-page calendar of activities, an indication of materials and equipment utilized, and an estimated expenditure report. A section on evaluation concludes the main text; it records participants' comments and lists their suggestions for future institutes. The larger part of the document is comprised of appendixes; approximately half of these are such related materials as correspondence, application and evaluation forms, and news releases. Of special interest are the remainders of the appended materials, which constitute a supplement to the syllabus: half-a-dozen sample lesson plans and miscellaneous suggestions; and a 30-page listing of materials useful to the teacher of adults, with a 4-page directory of publishers. (AJ)
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Adult Reading Programs, Adult Students, Bilingual Students, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Interaction Process Analysis, Language Arts, Language Experience Approach, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Methods Courses, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Spanish Speaking, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe.