ERIC Number: ED260227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Connections. A Journal of Adult Literacy.
Connections: A Journal of Adult Literacy, n1 Jul 1985
These nine articles reflect the diversity of activities taking place in adult education and adult literacy in the Boston area. An introduction briefly describes each article; notes on the authors follow. In "A Different Third 'R'--Radical Math," Marilyn Frankenstein describes a mathematics course that, through content and method, both broadens political consciousness and makes participants active self-educators, in addition to teaching math. "Holistic Teaching and Learning Methods" (Adele MacGowan) discusses ideas that fall under the category of "holistic" approaches that engage the learner in real and substantive contexts for learning. "Organizing a Language Arts Program for Functionally Illiterate Adults in a Classroom Setting" (Sylvia Lotspeich Greene) describes in detail the multifaceted components of a basic reading and writing program and curriculum for adults. "Special Projects in ESL--One Class' Story" (David Russell) tells how a magazine of student writings and a videotape focusing on students' lives came into being through an English as a Second Language class. "Missing Pieces--A Proposal to Reappraise Adult Literacy Using Different Frames of Mind" (Lynellyn D. Horne) surveys the literature and thinking on the definitions and effects of literacy. "Developing Listening Skills--Rationale and Discrimination Exercises" (John Croes) identifies the need for listening exercises in daily ESL lessons and describes some useful formats for presenting them. "Jobs for Youth's Competency-Based G.E.D. Curriculum" (Jean Chambers) is a brief account of the curriculum development process and a description of this curriculum model in its current version. "A Counseling Model for Adult ESL Students" (Stuart Gedal) focuses on the needs and opportunities facing adult education programs in the area of counseling. "Making Things Clear--A Program Handbook Really Written for Students" (Elaine Schear) is an actual brochure for students entering Boston's External Diploma Program. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Counseling, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), External Degree Programs, High School Equivalency Programs, Illiteracy, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Models, Program Development, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Adult Literacy Resource Institute, Roxbury Community College, 625 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boston Neighborhood Development and Employment Agency, MA.
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy Resource Inst., Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests