ERIC Number: ED308311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Managing the Instructional Program: Installing a Writing Skills Curriculum in Adult Education. Resource Series for Teaching Writing to Adults.
Lamorella, Rose Marie; Cummings, Christina H.
This document was developed as a resource for implementing the teaching of writing in adult education programs. Based on curriculum, assessment, diagnosis, prescription, instruction, evaluation, and classroom management. The program is presented in a 12-step systematic sequence. The steps are the following: (1) develop/customize/adopt a writing skills curriculum; (2) design a locator that can help the tester determine the student's status; (3) design assessment instruments that determine to what extent a student needs writing instruction; (4) provide initial information about writing skills to the student before diagnosing the student's writing strengths and weaknesses; (5) diagnose the student's writing; (6) prescribe materials and modes of instruction to meet the student's goals; (7) instruct students based on each student's prescription; (8) provide inservice workshops for teachers; (9) provide both formative and summative evaluation; (10) evaluate the program every six months; (11) devise a recordkeeping system; and (12) develop a classroom management plan. Samples are provided. Techniques for managing the diagnostic-prescriptive process and a brief bibliography conclude the document. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Classroom Techniques, Content Area Writing, Curriculum Development, Diagnostic Teaching, Educational Resources, High School Equivalency Programs, Literacy Education, Spelling, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Evaluation, Writing Exercises, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Adult and Continuing Education Program Development.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Development Center.
Note: For a related document, see CE 052 680.