ERIC Number: ED245063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-10
Reference Count: N/A
Learning with Pictures, Signs and Symbols (A Language Arts and Consumer Mathematics Curriculum for the 0-4 Level ABE Student). Final Report.
Robinson, Nancy; Selkirk, Betty
The ARIN Adult Learning Center in Indiana, Pennsylvania conducted a project to develop language arts and consumer mathematics curriculums for O-4 level adult basic education (ABE) students. Using the five knowledge areas of the adult performance levels as established by the University of Texas, (consumer economics, health, occupational knowledge, community resources, and government and law), the project highlighted one subtopic from each area. Within this subtopic, language arts and mathematics skills were emphasized. For example, within the knowledge area of consumer economics, money is the subtopic. The mathematics and language arts skills stressed are counting all coins and reading and writing money words. For these topics, more than 300 laminated color-coded 5 x 8 cards were developed, along with a diagnostic checklist, student work sheets, student progress sheets, and additional references. The materials were pilot tested with a group of 12 mentally handicapped persons and shown to be helpful in teaching the skills they covered. (The document includes copies of the 300 5 x 8 cards; these are not laminated nor color coded.) (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Basic Skills, Community Resources, Consumer Economics, Government Role, Instructional Materials, Learning Disabilities, Legislation, Material Development, Mathematics Instruction, Mental Retardation, Occupational Information, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Education and Training Programs.
Authoring Institution: ARIN Adult Learning Center, Indiana, PA.