ERIC Number: ED352532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Pennsylvania Adult Basic Education Staff Handbook, 1992 Edition. Final Narrative Report.
The narrative report in this document describes the design and development of an adult basic education staff handbook and its evaluation by 35 respondents. The handbook contains brief articles organized in seven sections: (1) background for the adult educator (teacher role, adult education history, programs of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) National Literacy Act, volunteers, teacher certification, National Adult Literacy Survey); (2) creating a learning environment (learning styles, do's and don'ts, adult learning disabilities, recruitment and retention of adult students); (3) intake and assessment (testing and assessment in Pennsylvania ABLE programs, commonly used assessment evaluations, informal assessment, creating learning goals); (4) curriculum, materials, and methods (adult new readers, whole language, teaching mathematics to ABLE students, General Educational Development (GED) tests, English as a Second Language, curriculum resources, evaluating instructional materials, family literacy, workplace curriculum, nontraditional and teacher-made materials, distance education); (5) serving special populations (multiculturalism, cultural differences in Hispanic students, patient education settings, educating the incarcerated, the homeless); (6) supplemental activities (personal counseling, adult educators as counselors, career preparation, public relations, rural public relations, recognizing student achievement, alumni associations); and (7) professional support (staff development, AdvancE and ERIC, adult education graduate programs, professional associations). Appendices contain the following: adult educator's essential bookshelf; curriculum publishers; GED Testing Centers in Pennsylvania; glossaries of terms, agencies, organizations, and abbreviations; and staff of the Bureau of ABLE. (CML)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Alumni Associations, Career Planning, Cognitive Style, Correctional Education, Counselors, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Educational History, Graduate Study, Homeless People, Lesson Plans, Prisoners, Public Relations, Special Needs Students, Staff Development, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: New Educational Projects, Inc., Lancaster, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania