ERIC Number: ED297089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Each One Strengthens Each One...The Experience of Some Adult Students in Basic Education Groups.
Blay, Avril; And Others
This booklet is intended to assist persons interested in forming a student-centered adult basic education study group. The first section provides an overview of the skills taught in basic education programs. A section on approaches and attitudes emphasizes the importance of the following concepts to basic education groups: allowing students to direct learning, respecting students' experiences, creating the right atmosphere, working as a group, and deciding what to work on. The third section discusses the difficulties of measuring progress in basic education groups and describes the following components in a comprehensive assessment process: day-to-day records, regular structured evaluations, individual student files, informal group discussions, and individual discussions. The final section presents students' comments about their attitudes toward the program and accomplishments in the following areas: skills, new words, dictionary work, writing, history, health, discussion, and confidence. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Group Dynamics, Literacy Education, Program Development, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Teacher Student Relationship, Volunteers
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Federation of Voluntary Literacy Schemes, London (England).; Broadcasting Support Services, London (England).