ERIC Number: ED256912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Started. A Preservice Manual for Adult Literacy Teachers.
Davenport, Suzanne, Ed.
This preservice manual is intended to help new teachers in the field of adult literacy education understand the dimensions of their teaching situation and provide the education their students need. (Adult literacy education includes adult basic education, high school completion, and English as a second language.) Part I defines adult education and offers an historical perspective of adult literacy programs. Part II discusses the roles and responsibilities of the adult literacy teacher. Answers are provided to some questions that may echo some of the adult literacy teacher's thoughts about day-to-day life in the literacy classroom. The questions are organized around goals, curriculum design and classroom process, teaching style and communication, adults as students, and cultural awareness. A 24-item bibliography at the end of the section offers suggestions for further reading. Part III contains the following resources for teachers of adults: a list of acronyms, high school equivalency test information, information on using community resources and materials, information on professional development through Education Service Centers and graduate programs in adult education in Illinois, and brief descriptions of professional associations for adult educators. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Classroom Techniques, Community Resources, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Design, Educational Resources, English (Second Language), Guides, High School Equivalency Programs, Literacy Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Adult and Continuing Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Region I Adult Education Service Center, Chicago, IL.; Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb.