ERIC Number: ED193434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Survival Skills Units: Consumer Economics, Occupational Knowledge, Health, Government and Law.
Marinelli, Diane, Ed.
These eighteen Survival Skills units are intended to provide the adult basic education student with life skills information, new vocabulary, and reading practice at a readability level of 3.0 to 6.0. It is suggested that they be used only under an instructor's direction and that specialized vocabulary may need to be pre-taught. Each unit is considered an introduction to a life skills topic and not a comprehensive treatment. There are four major areas of survival skills considered with various topics addressed in units within these areas: (1) consumer economics (budgeting, income tax: filing the 1040A, renting an apartment, buying a used car), (2) occupational knowledge (job leads, job applications and interviews, job skills), (3) health (community health services, birth control, parenting skills, first aid, nutrition), and (4) government and law (law, crimes, federal government, state and local government, voting, getting a driver's license). Units contain informative materials, activities and exercises, and sample forms. An instructor's guide containing answer keys to all activities is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Child Rearing, Community Health Services, Consumer Economics, Contraception, Crime, Employment Interviews, First Aid, Government (Administrative Body), Health, Job Application, Job Skills, Laws, Learning Activities, Nutrition, Voting
Curriculum Publications Clearinghouse, Horrabin Hall 46, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 ($17.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Adult and Continuing Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb.