ERIC Number: ED244112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for the Teaching of Beginning Adult Learners and/or Adults with Learning Problems. A Product Formulated for Staff Development of Adult Educators, Volunteer Tutors and Instructional Aides.
McAlister, Ellen D.; Bickley, A. C.
Based on a graduate course, this manual was written to help instructors (professional or volunteer) understand and teach beginning adult learners and other adults with learning problems. The manual is organized into seven sections. The first two sections provide background information on the development of the manual and suggest ways that it can be used. In the third section, a brief history of adult education is given. Section 4 presents some practical applications of learning theories affecting adult education, while section 5 provides information on student assessment, including rationale, auditory discrimination, visual perception, modalities, verbal intelligence, letter symbol recognition, reading, inventories, math inventory, and achievement tests. The last two sections include the following resources: materials to supplement the Laubach reading instructional method and aids for adult basic education students. The manual is intended to be used as inservice for adult basic education teachers, supplemental training for Laubach volunteer tutors, workshops for teachers of adults with learning difficulties, and everyday reference for all adult teachers, directors, and volunteer tutors. (KC)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Educational History, Educational Resources, Evaluation Methods, Exceptional Persons, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Disabilities, Learning Theories, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Darlington County School District, SC.