ERIC Number: ED120461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Adult Literacy Students to Get and Keep a Job: A Functional Content Unit.
Memory, David; And Others
The functional content unit on getting and keeping a job 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 information and teaching ideas to help the tutor prepare students for successful job hunting 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). (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Employment Interviews, Employment Opportunities, Job Application, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Reading Instruction, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Unit Plan, Vocational Adjustment
Dr. Robert 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.