ERIC Number: ED192122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
In-Service Staff Development/A Basic Content Reading Curricula for ABE Teaching Personnel.
Wyatt, Spencer; And Others
The purpose of a project was to improve, through an inservice staff development program, the teaching of content reading skills in adult basic education and adult high school completion classes. The program provided methods and materials in five reading skill areas: (1) word identification, (2) vocabulary, (3) comprehension, (4) critical and interpretative reading, and (5) reading study skills, especially as these skills are applied to functional content areas. The project used texts and media currently available in classrooms. There were fifteen two-hour sessions devoted to the development of functional reading skills through the use of modeling, discussion, simulation, application, and replication by participants under the direction of the workshop consultants. A formative evaluation was conducted. It included an evaluation of the bi-weekly class, an evaluation of the individual participant's competency to teach functional reading skills to students, and each participant's evaluation of classroom materials he or she developed, along with the results of their application. (Narrative sections of the report cover less than fifty pages. The course outline and all the materials used in the workshop instruction comprise the remainder of this report. Source and availability of material used is also cited.) (Author/YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Content Area Reading, Critical Reading, Faculty Development, Formative Evaluation, High School Equivalency Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Skill Development, Study Skills, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Skills, Word Recognition, Workshops
Weber County School District, Division of Adult Education, 1100 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT 84404 ($15.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.
Authoring Institution: Weber County School District, Ogden, UT.