ERIC Number: ED316715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Write Then--Let's Change.
Williams, Val; And Others
This document is intended to help groups raise their level of awareness about what it feels like to have difficulty with reading or math, look at how varying levels of literacy and numeracy can affect the quality of their group's activities, and look at ways in which they can overcome literacy- and numeracy-related problems. The beginning of the document explains its aims and how it should be used. The first section contains teacher and student materials for exercises designed to demonstrate how it feels to have difficulty with reading or math and to what extent literacy and numeracy skills are needed in order to carry out an everyday group activity. Those exercises involve reading a mirror image of a handwritten message, doing math after hearing unusual explanations for solving subtraction problems, and making an assessment of written materials in the room in which the group meets. The second section is intended to demonstrate how some group members' participation can be inadvertently prevented if the group's modes of communicating depend heavily on reading and writing. The section also points out ways groups can depend less on reading, writing, and basic math activities. Section 3 offers exercises intended to help groups make at least one change that would make the group more welcoming or accommodating to members who have literacy or numeracy difficulties. Section 4 is an exercise designed to help group members evaluate the document and its use. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Attitude Change, Basic Skills, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Group Dynamics, Mathematics Skills, Reading Skills, Sensitivity Training, Writing Skills
National Federation of Voluntary Literacy Schemes, Cambridge House, 131 Camberwell Road, London SE5 0HF, England (5.00 pounds plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).
Authoring Institution: National Federation of Voluntary Literacy Schemes, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)