ERIC Number: ED235321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to Selection of Adult Literacy Materials. Analyze before You Buy.
Darling, Sharon; And Others
This guide, one in a series of works dealing with adult literacy education, is designed to help adult reading program staff to select adult literacy materials. Examined in the first section of the guide are the commercially prepared basal and supplemental reading materials that are available for use in the Jefferson County Adult Reading Program (JCARP) in Louisville, Kentucky. The second section contains general criteria for evaluating reading materials and a guide for determining readability levels of published materials. Provided in the third section is a descriptive listing of other sources that contain bibliographies of adult literacy materials for student and professional use. An overview of some common instructional approaches for teaching reading to adults (language experience, individualized reading, linguistic, programmed reading, modified alphabet, machine presented, diagnostic-prescriptive and eclectic approaches) is appended to the guide. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Annotated Bibliographies, Basal Reading, Classroom Techniques, Evaluation Criteria, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Literacy Education, Media Selection, Readability, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Supplementary Reading Materials, Teaching Methods, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Selection
Jefferson County Adult Education, 4409 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY 40213 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY.