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ERIC Number: ED315553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Pages: 104
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Where We Live: A Curriculum Guide. ABE Materials that Address Housing Issues.
Ellowitch, Azi
This curriculum was developed to give adult basic education (ABE) teachers starting points for developing their own units around housing-related issues. The texts have been chosen thematically, rather than by skill level. The materials are designed for group work--oral reading and discussion. Readings focus on housing repairs, court procedures, eviction, leases, organizing public housing tenants, tenant management, organizing the homeless, gentrification, and black urban development, especially in the Philadelphia area. The curriculum guide offers examples of how various kinds of texts can be used for teaching adult basic education. The use of poetry, fiction, interviews, newspaper articles, and technical consumer information is modeled. Appendixes list resources on housing and resources on South Africa and provide a housing code checklist, guidelines for grievance procedures, and sample letters. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: La Salle Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Urban Studies and Community Services Center.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)