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ERIC Number: ED141519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
The ABE Learner: Health, Learning Ability, Language and Communication.
Glass, J. Conrad, Jr.; Hoffman, Lee McGraw
Intended to provide the teacher of adult basic education (ABE) with information about ABE learners, this handbook gives a picture of the more important characteristics which may influence the learning style and ability of ABE students. Practical suggestions are offered as to how the teacher may account for these characteristics in the teaching-learning situation. Discussion also covers physical characteristics as health, childhood development, and the effects of aging. (Material on children is intended to provide a developmental picture of the ABE learner.) Performance on standardized tests and other measures of learning ability are also considered, as are language and communication style. The sections dealing with learner characteristics are prefaced by a brief overview of poverty and adult educational disadvantagement in North Carolina. The author notes that while the information in the overview deals mainly with one State, the findings are typical of many others. An eight-page bibliography is appended. (WL)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Classroom Communication, Communication Skills, Educational Research, Educationally Disadvantaged, Human Development, Language Styles, Learning, Physical Characteristics, Student Characteristics, Student Teacher Relationship, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Adult and Community Coll. Education.; North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Div. of Adult Services.