ERIC Number: ED120460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Health and Medical Care: A Functional Content Unit.
Memory, David; Lamarre, Marilyn
The functional content unit on health and medical care 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, which provides suggestions for studying health and medical care 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 hospital record forms. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Health Education, Health Services, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Medical Services, Preventive Medicine, Reading Instruction, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Unit Plan, Welfare Services
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.