ERIC Number: ED167725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Working with Adult Exceptional Learners. A Handbook of Suggestions for Assessment, Educational Planning and Instructional Strategies.
Bingham, Grace; And Others
Developed as part of a New Jersey project designed to provide assessment and instructional services for adult basic education exceptional learners (see CE 018 884 for the final report of this project), this handbook provides a model of a systematic educational system for adult exceptional learners. The introductory section defines adult exceptional learners as individuals who have had, and continue to have, severe difficulty in learning. The second section focuses on the assessment model developed during the project. An assessment-instructional model is shown, and its five components (assessment, educational planning, implementation, evaluation, and modification) are described. Three assessment techniques (observation, interviews, and testing) are discussed, and a sample checklist and questionnaire are included. The last section is devoted to instructional services and covers the development of individualized educational plans and the implementation of compatible instructional strategies and materials. Among the suggested strategies are the following: (1) secure the learner's cooperation; (2) offer instruction at the learner's level; (3) break tasks into small units; (4) reinforce success; (5) keep learning tasks and materials meaningful; and (6) facilitate remembering. The two appendixes provide a description of assessment instruments and an oral language checklist. A brief bibliography is also included. (ELG)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education Trenton. Bureau of Adult, Continuing, Community Education.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Center for Adult Development.
Note: For a related document see CE 018 884