ERIC Number: ED304191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Competency-Based Adult Basic Education Manual for Level I (0-4.9) and Level II (5-8). A Training Manual for CBABE Instruction and Program Management.
Singer, Elizabeth; And Others
This training manual was developed as a source of information about Competency-Based Adult Basic Education (CBABE) for administrators, counselors, and teachers involved in the implementation of a CBABE program. After section I provides an introduction to Brevard Community College's development of CBABE curricula, section II explains the purposes and use of the manual. Section III discusses aspects of Adult Basic Education (ABE), including the characteristics of ABE learners and undereducated adults in general; the leadership roles played by the program director, school-based administrator, ABE coordinator, counselor, and CBABE instructor/facilitator within a CBABE program; and special statewide programs to promote adult literacy in Florida. Section IV explains the differences between competency-based adult education and CBABE and offers a rationale for and critique of competency-based adult programs. Section V focuses on the CBABE curriculum, including information on the organization and adaptation of instructional materials developed by Brevard Community College as part of the CBABE project. Classroom management, discussed in section VI includes material on: (1) diagnostic and prescriptive learning, including performance standards, diagnosis, prescription, instruction, evaluation, documentation, and remediation; (2) record keeping; (3) the use and adaptation of learning guides; (4) allowances for variety in students' perceptual learning styles; and (5) special hints for the instructor/facilitator. A variety of forms, charts, self-assessment instruments, a sample student learning guide, an information sheet, and an essay on ABE reading instruction are appended to this section. Section VII considers such aspects of the CBABE as outreach, parenting instruction, and the effective use of volunteers. Staff development and management considerations are discussed in section VIII. The final section provides state standards for adult education courses, a list of acronyms, a glossary, and a CBABE pretest and posttest. (AAC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Design, Program Effectiveness, Teaching Guides
Brevard Community College, Open Campus, 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, FL 32922 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.
Authoring Institution: Brevard Community Coll., Cocoa, FL.