ERIC Number: ED353401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Second Wind: Bringing Good Coping Skills Materials to More Adult Students. Final Narrative Report [and] Coping Skills for Adults Series.
New Educational Projects, Inc., Lancaster, PA.
This document consists of a narrative final project report and the project product, a new edition of five booklets in the "Coping with Crisis" series. The report describes the process of redesigning and repackaging existing adult basic education materials; comments from three students are given. The five booklets are as follows: (1) "Dealing with Death," which explains the five steps toward acceptance; (2) "Staying Healthy," which discusses health choices at each stage of life; (3) "What's a Parent to Do?" about deciding to be a parent, parenting style, childhood development, school, communication, and discipline; (4) "Love, Marriage, and Divorce," which deals with relationships, expectations, self-appraisal, talking and listening, counseling, and divorce; and (5) "Out of Work," which gives advice on budgeting, sources of help, job-hunting, applying for work, interviewing, and dealing with unemployment. The booklets are aimed at adult learners and are written at a fourth-grade reading level or lower. Each booklet consists of expository text and a series of activities designed to illustrate points, teach techniques, rate problems, devise solutions, and reinforce readers' understanding of tasks or concepts discussed in the text. Some include questionnaires designed to help readers evaluate their attitudes or situations. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Coping, Daily Living Skills, Death, Decision Making, Demonstration Programs, Divorce, Health Promotion, Individual Power, Interpersonal Competence, Locus of Control, Love, Marriage, Mental Health, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parenthood Education, Personal Autonomy, Problem Solving, Psychological Patterns, Self Determination, Self Efficacy, Stress Management, Unemployment, Well Being
AdvancE, PDE Resource Center, 333 Market Street - 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333 (for limited supply of booklets).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: New Educational Projects, Inc., Lancaster, PA.