ERIC Number: ED246198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Basic Education. The Kentucky Experience.
Moore, Lawrence H.; Jackson, Sharon
This manual is intended for use in training new and first-year adult basic education (ABE) teachers in Kentucky. Discussed in the introductory chapter are the roots of ABE in Kentucky, the basic goals and objectives of ABE, and the ways in which programs are established and operated locally. Next, the characteristics of adult students are examined. Addressed in the remaining chapters of the manual are the following aspects of developing and implementing an ABE program: recruitment; enrollment; interviews; assessment, diagnosis, and prescription; evaluation; disengagement; reading and mathematics; materials in ABE; and employability skills. Appendixes to the guide contain various forms for use in administering an ABE program, a troubleshooter sheet, a list of ABE publishers, a special adult census report, the PERC Auditory Discrimination Test, a sample passage from the Slosson Oral Reading Test, an ABE case study, an application and practice form for the General Educational Development (GED) Test, a table of Kentucky poverty levels organized by county, procedures for diagnosing learning problems, a list of learning disabilities resources, and a sheet of test-taking tips. Concluding the manual is a bibliography on ABE. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Basic Skills, Classroom Techniques, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Educational Testing, Employment Potential, Enrollment, Guidelines, Informal Assessment, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Interviews, Job Skills, Mathematics Skills, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Reading Skills, Records (Forms), State Programs, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Student Recruitment, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Div. of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Murray State Univ., KY. Office of Extended Education.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky