ERIC Number: ED346305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Tutor and Instructor Training and Certification Program.
Nova Scotia Dept. of Advanced Education and Job Training, Halifax.
This handbook accompanies the 33-hour literacy tutor and instructor training and certification workshop program. Chapters 1-3 provide information on reading, writing, and math and teaching and learning strategies. Chapter 4 focuses on determining adults' needs. Chapter 5 outlines four levels suitable for people working to improve reading, writing, and math skills up to a Grade 9 or pre-General Educational Development program level. Each level--A, B, C, and D--includes suggested learning materials, activities, and outcomes. Chapter 6 discusses determining a person's reading strategies through informal assessment and lists guidelines for assessing adult literacy materials. Chapter 7 describes determining a person's writing strategies through informal assessment and improving writing. Chapters 8 and 9 provide information on teaching and learning spelling and grammar. Chapter 10 discusses planning each session, including setting goals, developing a lesson plan, and measuring progress. Chapters 11 and 12 offer suggestions for facing learning blocks and working with groups. An appended activities section contains activities for adult literacy students. A general description of how to do the activity is followed by questions and answers to clarify who will benefit, what strategies and skills are being developed, how to handle problems, how to use the activities with groups and individuals, and how to use the activity with people working at each of the four levels. Samples are provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Curriculum Development, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Grammar, Group Dynamics, Group Instruction, Illiteracy, Informal Assessment, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction, Spelling, Teacher Certification, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Tutors, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Nova Scotia Dept. of Advanced Education and Job Training, Halifax.
Note: For a related guide, see CE 061 360.