ERIC Number: ED179921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Reading and the Adult Learner.
Johnson, Laura S., Ed.
This monograph consists of selected International Reading Association convention and journal articles that describe reading programs for adult learners in the United States. The focus of the articles is on continuing adult education and developing advanced reading skills rather than on remedial or basic skills. Topics of selections include international lifelong learning; andragogy, or understanding the adult as a learner; reading and senior citizens; a reading and study skills course for law students; reading programs for employees; reading programs in jail; functional reading instruction based on the APL (Adult Performance Level) approach; commercial television and adult reading; a computer assisted literacy development program; the development of independent learners in the community college; the integration of reading skills with content in a two-year college; speed reading; and hearing impaired students in the college classroom. (MKM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, College Students, Functional Reading, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Legal Education, Older Adults, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Speed Reading, Study Skills, Teaching Methods, Television, Two Year Colleges
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19711 (Order No. 606, $2.50 member, $4.00 non-member)
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.