ERIC Number: ED102391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
You Can Be a Successful Teacher of Adults.
Langerman, Philip D., Ed.
The book, written by teachers, presents helpful information for the adult educator by describing ideas that have been conceptualized as a result of many years of experience in adult education. Charles E. Kozoll asks the teacher to examine his own personal and professional capabilities and then proceed to examine the typical adult student's fears, motivations, and expectations. "The Adult as Learner: Physiological, Psychological, and Sociological Characteristics" is the subject of concern in the chapter by Richard A. Etheridge. Gordon B. Wasinger explores what constitutes the learning environment, while Benjamin F. Bryant discusses how to diagnose student needs and how to establish objectives with adult students. John M. Peters stresses the importance of developing a curriculum that meets student needs. Guidelines for selecting appropriate instructional materials are presented by Jane B. Sellen. How to teach adults, an aspect considered by Robert A. Fellenz, emphasizes the learning experience. The use of audiovisual materials is presented by M. Lamar Gailey and Harlan E. Mann. Ann P. Hayes and William C. Osborn propose ways to evaluate student progress. Finally, some tips on teaching are presented by Lillian K. Beam in fictionalized case studies illustrating various teaching techniques. (AG)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Audiovisual Aids, Books, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Instructional Materials, Learning Experience, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
National Association for Public Continuing Adult Education, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Stock No. 751-01386, $6.00 single copy, quantity discounts available)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Public Continuing and Adult Education, Washington, DC.