ERIC Number: ED244149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Learning Never Ends. A Handbook for Part-Time Teachers of Adult Basic Education.
Hansford, Sandra G., Ed.
This monograph for the experienced or novice adult basic education (ABE) instructor reviews some basic concepts in the area of adult learning and provides some ideas for practical application of these concepts in individual settings. It is divided into two parts. The first four chapters are aimed at the trainer who is instructing part-time ABE teachers or at the ABE teacher who wishes to delve further into the theory of ABE. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the ABE student. It explores the strengths and weaknesses adults bring to a formal education program, examines factors influencing the adult student's performance in the classroom, and presents an instructional method for integrating basic skills with higher-level needs. Chapter 2 describes models for teaching the total adult student. The purpose of chapter 3 is to define motivation, consider motives that trigger motivation, and examine where the keys to motivation lie. Chapter 4 on teaching/learning styles discusses incorporating psychological type and learning style in instructional planning. Part 2, chapter 5, is the student manual. It summarizes part 1 and provides practical suggestions and learning activities to put theory into practice. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Cognitive Style, Disadvantaged, Educational Theories, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Learning Motivation, Models, Part Time Faculty, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Adult and Community Education.
Authoring Institution: University of North Florida, Jacksonville.