ERIC Number: ED126244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Development of Teaching Aids for ABE/ESL Adult Education Programs. Final Report.
Berna, Joan; Alkasab, Helen
The purpose of Special Project E-109A, Development of Teaching Aids for Adult Basic Education/English (Second Language) (ABE/ESL) Adult Education Programs, was to develop skill packets consisting of visual materials, teacher manuals, and student work sheets for statewide use in ABE/ESL classes in Illinois. The project was conducted cooperatively with ABE/ESL administrators and teachers from Elgin District U-46, Elgin; William Rainey Harper Community College, Palatine; and Mundelein Consolidated High School #120, Mundelein. An initial questionnaire, constructed to determine the needs of teachers, indicated a need for complete and visual materials built on life situations. Five teaching packets were developed: Shopping, Jobs, Bank, Returning Merchandise, and Calling a Doctor and Going to the Doctor's Office. Each packet contains three basic sections: visuals, a teacher's manual, and student pages with reading/writing exercises. Some of the packets contain additional language drills, and two of the packets contain games. Initial evaluation indicated the packets to be practical and worthwhile. A total of 77 packets have been distributed. Additional field testing is recommended as well as further production of the packets by the Office of Education to gain full utilization of the funds spent in developing the materials. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mundelein Coll., Chicago, IL.; Elgin School District 46, IL.; William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL.
Note: For the Evaluation Report, see CE 007 196; The appendixes were deleted by the author