ERIC Number: ED120459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Consumer Credit as a Topic for Adult Literacy Training: A Functional Content Unit.
Memory, David; Palmatier, Robert A.
The functional content unit on consumer credit is part of a system developed for tutor training and support for adult literacy programs. A key component of the system is the Tutor Support Library, consisting of Instructional Concept Guides (designed as training and reference aids for tutors) and Functional Content Units (intended to help tutors combine reading skill instruction and support in the area of life-coping skills). The unit, constructed to provide a basic understanding of consumer credit while improving reading ability contains: an introduction, a list of critical vocabulary terms, a detailed outline of information and suggestions to assist the tutor in organizing and keeping track of topics covered, and a description of materials related to the topic. A brief discussion describes the way reading skills can be developed through the functional content. A sample lesson combines reading skills and functional skills to demonstrate how tutoring might be approached. Other instructional ideas with references to teaching and resource materials appear at the end of the unit. The guide also includes a reference list (student materials and tutor references) and sample credit contract forms. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Credit (Finance), Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Reading Instruction, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Unit Plan
Dr. Robert A. Palmatier, Reading Department, 309 Aderhold Building, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Regional Adult Literacy Service Unit.