ERIC Number: ED205227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
College for Living Instructor's Manual.
Templin, Robert G., Jr.; And Others
This five-part manual was designed to help volunteer instructors in Northern Virginia Community College's College for Living Program to conduct survival and socialization courses for handicapped adults. After introductory material summarizing general principles and specific suggestions, Robert Templin provides information on the skills and techniques needed for working with adult learners. He outlines differences between children and adults as learners, the characteristics of adult students, nine principles of adult learning, and the stages of presenting an effective adult education program. He also discusses learning objectives, activities designs, and aids inventories as planning tools; instructional materials and techniques appropriate for adult learners (e.g., audience reaction teams, brainstorming, buzz sessions, case studies, etc.), and four evaluation instruments. Each of the next four sections is devoted to one of four disabilities being addressed by the College for Living: developmental disabilities, hearing impairments, orthopaedic impairments, and visual impairments. Each section provides information on the particular disability, defines terms, and provides general and specific suggestions for classroom techniques, for dealing with teaching situations, for establishing rapport with the students, and to increase instructors' sensitivity to the handicapping condition. Each concludes with a bibliography and supportive appendices. (AYC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Northern Virginia Community Coll., Annandale.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Coll., Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared as part of the Title I (HEA) project, College for Living: Continuing Education for the Handicapped, of Northern Virginia Community College. Prepared by members of the Division of Public Services at Gallaudet College.