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ERIC Number: ED317825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Pages: 93
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Career Development for Undereducated Adults in ABE Programs. Final Report.
Portland Community Coll., OR.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
The intent of a project was to produce materials that teachers could use in the adult basic education classroom after receiving the training outlined in the staff development model. Materials from commercial publishers listed in the California Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) curriculum and matrix were rated in terms of usefulness for career education for adults. It was discovered that there are virtually no materials addressing the important area of barriers; publishers are not rating reading materials in a uniform manner; there is a general lack of adult materials at the lowest reading levels; materials need to be updated with current topics; text format is often a problem, with text too dense, poor graphics, and type size that is difficult to read; assessment material is often not targeted to individual student needs; case studies often do not take into account adult life experiences; and materials to assist instructors in the integration of career education into a total curriculum are lacking. (The bulk of this document consists of publication reviews, each providing a bibliographic citation, reading level, annotation, learning format, type of activity, CASAS competency, and evaluative comments. Four reviews of vocational identity publications are provided. Under the occupational information classification, 8 reviews of career awareness publications, 15 reviews of job search publications, and 10 reviews of comprehensive career awareness and job search publications are included. A list of publications reviewed, with publishers' addresses, is provided, as well as a staff development proposal.) (CML)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Book/Product Reviews
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Portland Community Coll., OR.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.