ERIC Number: ED288990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Enhancement for Adults. OPTIONS. Expanding Educational Services for Adults.
Belcher, James O.; Warmbrod, Catharine P.
This monograph is part of OPTIONS, a packaged set of materials developed to provide postsecondary administrators, program planners, curriculum developers, counselors, and instructors with up-to-date, reliable information. This volume and two other monographs are intended to enable counselors and instructors to establish and conduct special services to meet the learning and career needs of adult populations. This publication provides the literacy enhancement program planner with the demographic information, program development considerations, and remediation strategies needed to implement a successful program. Part I discusses the characteristics of illiterate speakers of English. An examination of employers' literacy competency needs results in a checklist of literacy competencies required for entry-level employment and for career advancement. Guidelines for assessing the basic skills of literacy program clients are presented along with criteria for selecting instructional materials most appropriate to the needs of the program's clients. Two models for the development of a literacy enhancement program are outlined. Part II considers planning and implementing programs of literacy instruction for nonnative speakers of English in a vocational context. Brief descriptions of various types of English-as-a-second-language (ESL) programs and a model for vocational ESL delivery are given. Part II then presents an overview of the latest and most successful strategies being used in vocational education. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Guidelines, Illiteracy, Literacy Education, Media Selection, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Remedial Instruction, Vocational Education, Vocational English (Second Language)
National Center Publications, Box SP, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (Order No. SP500FB--$9.50; complete OPTIONS set, SP500--$174.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see CE 048 001-008.