ERIC Number: ED329655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Different Strokes for Different Folks.
Hellwege, Nancy C.; Sell, Irene L.
This manual, together with the continuing education or inservice teacher workshops for learning the Systematic Integrated Teaching/Learning Approach (SITLA), can help teachers use different approaches to work effectively with a population of adults 18 years and older who are enrolled in special education classes, college-based developmental skills courses, job training classes, vocational schools, and other educational programs, and specifically have serious deficiencies in reading, writing, mathematics calculations, verbal skills, and abstractions. The manual contains four sections. The first section describes characteristics of people who process information simultaneously, rather than sequentially. It explains that physiological difficulties prevent some adult learners from learning to read and write properly. Integrated learning involves learning in which seeing, hearing, speaking, doing, and experiencing are continuously interrelated. The next section illustrates the systematic integrated teaching/learning approach in practice. Selected portions of national television news broadcasts are videotaped for classroom use and include photocopies of newspaper accounts of the same topic. Television news presentations and newspaper reports provide the teacher with relevant material from which class assignments are generated. Through video viewing, choral reading, discussion, dictation, self check, homework, and follow through, reading and writing skills are successfully learned. The third section explains the use of materials that can be manipulated to provide experiences that help students understand and make connections between math problems and number symbols. The fourth section asserts that attitudes are caught not taught. These adult learners must be helped to discover that they are intelligent people who can learn to read, write and compute when the way in which they are taught matches their learning style. (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adults, Basic Skills, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Hearing Impairments, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Sequential Learning, Special Education Teachers, Videotape Recordings, Visual Impairments
Southeast Florida Training Center for Adult Literacy Educators, Miami-Dade Community College, North Campus, 11380 NW 27 Avenue, Room 1317, Miami, FL 33167 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Southeast Florida Training Center for Adult Literacy Educators.