ERIC Number: ED326672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
A Teacher in a Different Way: Group Literacy Instruction in Tennessee.
Bingman, Mary Beth; And Others
In spring 1990, the Center for Literacy Studies convened two 1-day workshops on group literacy instruction, bringing together some 41 literacy coordinators, teachers, volunteers, and students from the eastern part of Tennessee. The workshops were designed to share experiences on the introduction of group methods, to exchange ideas on "what works," to identify continuing needs and problems, and to give new insights. Literacy practitioners enjoyed working in groups. Workers and students alike valued the interaction made possible by group instruction. Adult learners talked about the support and challenges that group members give each other. They identified as problems the effects of people with different educational levels and learning styles working together. Participants also shared specific information on making group literacy programs work: organizing groups, recruiting and retaining students, choosing content and materials, working with students who learn differently, defining and assessing success, and training volunteers and teachers. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Group Dynamics, Group Experience, Group Instruction, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Illiteracy, Literacy Education, Workshops
Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee, 102 Claxton Education Bldg., Knoxville, TN 37996-3400 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville. Div. of Adult and Community Education.; Knoxville News Sentinel Co., TN.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Center for Literacy Studies.