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ERIC Number: ED272740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Creating a Classroom Newsletter. From Theory to Practice.
Cuellar, Sylvia
Adult Literacy and Basic Education, v9 n2 insert 1985
A weekly classroom newsletter produced jointly by students and teachers is a practical way of involving adult basic education (ABE) students in writing activities while simultaneously increasing each student's ownership of the class. Such newsletters benefit ABE programs by incorporating the following recognized principles of adult education: ABE students want to read a variety of functional materials; adults learn best in a psychological climate in which they feel accepted, respected, and supported; adults enter into educational undertakings with a great accumulation of different kinds of experiences; and adults want and need a learner centered curriculum. Included among the things about which students could be asked to write are the following: the services provided by a local service agency, profiles of themselves for inclusion in a special "class spotlight" section, personal experiences, coming events, and special interest news. Clipped art, anecdotes, or jokes may be added to fill blank spaces. (This article includes a sample newsletter that was produced by the teacher and students in an ABE class in El Paso, Texas.) (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A