ERIC Number: ED253735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Adult Learner. A Handbook for Volunteer and New Adult Education Teachers.
Berdeaux, Jack; Borden, Jill
This handbook was written to inform and raise questions among volunteers and paid staff who are new to teaching the undereducated adult learner. In its five sections the handbook discusses some of the more frequently observed characteristics of the undereducated adult, and the implications of these characteristics for adult education teachers as they work to create a supportive environment for profitable learning experiences for their students. The handbook also notes some important differences between adult and child learners, and presents some considerations and suggestions to increase the likelihood of a positive teaching/learning situation. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Andragogy, Classroom Techniques, Disadvantaged, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Guidelines, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Volunteers
Jill Borden, 2333 North Dayton, Phoenix, AZ 85006 ($4.66).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Adult Basic Education Div.
Authoring Institution: Phoenix Union High School District, AZ.