ERIC Number: ED329647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Books and Methods for Teaching Adult Basic Education. Curriculum Guide.
Buckingham, Melissa; And Others
This curriculum guide, written by experienced teachers of adults in Philadelphia, describes a full curriculum for intermediate-level adult literacy students (students who have basic reading skills). The curriculum is based on the assumption that adult students deserve a broad, well-rounded education. The guide also discusses teaching techniques and some teaching theory. The guide is organized in five sections. First comes a general discussion about teaching reading and writing skills. The second part of the guide describes books in six subject areas: grammar, literature, history, science, mathematics, and General Educational Development (GED). For each subject area, some recommended textbooks are described along with techniques for using them. Full bibliographic information for these books follows this section. The fourth section explains the philosophy of teaching adults and is followed by a section that tells how to use public libraries with adult new readers. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Reading Programs, Beginning Reading, Books, Curriculum Development, High School Equivalency Programs, Instructional Materials, Library Role, Library Services, Public Libraries, Teaching Methods, Textbook Content, Tutoring
Reader Development Program, Free Library of Philadelphia, Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Free Library of Philadelphia, PA.