ERIC Number: ED256911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A System for Teacher-Made ABE/GED Materials. NAAESC Occasional Paper, Volume 2, Number 4.
A central system to organize teacher-made instructional materials for adult basic education/general educational development programs has a number of advantages. These include lower reproduction costs, encouragement of teacher planning in advance, encouragement of creativity and use of teacher synthesizing/writing skills, rapid orientation of teachers regarding appropriate materials, and encouragement of sharing with the faculty/staff. Incentives for teacher use are that the system is easy to use, not time consuming, available and accessible whenever the college is open, and has original materials appropriate to the students' level. The system at William Rainey Harper College (Illinois) is organized into the three broad areas of reading, English, and mathematics. Each area is set up by major skills or content areas. Of the three general content areas, the English writing skills area is used to the greatest extent, then mathematics, and finally reading. (More detailed information on organization is provided.) Maintenance depends upon the general cooperation of the teaching staff and upon one individual who oversees other needs of the system. (Responsibilities and other roles of the Materials Specialist are discussed. Appendixes include complete lists of major file headings and materials selection criteria.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb. Northern Area Adult Education Service Center.