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ERIC Number: ED229060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A.B.E. Teacher's Manual.
Hoenninger, Ron; And Others
Designed for instructor/tutors in Jefferson College's Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program, this manual provides information about teaching basic skills to persons 16 years of age or older. Section I presents general program guidelines with respect to statewide ABE objectives, student absentees/withdrawals, teacher certification, and responsibilities of ABE instructor/tutors. After section II lists currently available instructional resources, section III presents information on instructing adults, covering: (1) questions commonly asked by new teachers, such as how to get discussion started, how to maintain student interest, how teaching adults differs from teaching children, and how to involve students in course planning; (2) the psychology of adult learning, which is discussed in terms of motivation, outside assignments, individual differences, basic psychological laws, and human relations; (3) the motivation of adult learners through such methods as goal fulfillment, participation, personalization, and ego boosting; and (4) ways to recruit and retain students, including information on signs of adult discontent, aspects of good student/teacher relationships, roadblocks to communication, and myths about good teaching. Next, the requirements are presented for one-year, five-year, and life ABE teacher certificates in Missouri. The final section contains samples of various ABE forms. (DAB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jefferson Coll., Hillsboro, MO.