ERIC Number: ED353858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Learning Resources Evaluations Manual.
Nunes, Evelyn H., Ed.
This manual contains evaluations of 196 instructional products listed in Virginia's Adult Basic Education Curricula Resource Catalog. It is intended as a convenient reference manual for making informed decisions concerning materials for adult learners in adult basic education, English-as-a-Second-Language instruction, and general educational development (GED) high school equivalency programs. The materials included in the manual (books, workbooks, videotapes, computer software) were field tested and assessed by eight specialists, using an evaluation checklist. Materials are listed alphabetically by content area: career development/education; citizenship; commercial driver's licensing; consumer education; coping/survival skills; critical thinking; English grammar and usage, spelling, and writing; English as a Second Language; General Educational Development (GED) mathematics; pre-GED; reading; science/health and nutrition; social studies; study skills and test preparation; technology in education and software; and workplace literacy. Some titles that are useful in more than one category are cross-referenced. Each citation notes basic bibliographic information, price, publisher or source, format of the materials, evaluator comments, and ratings of aspects of the materials' goals and objectives, validity, content, objectivity, components and organization, and adequacy of teacher materials. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Career Development, Career Education, Citizenship Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Consumer Education, Coping, Critical Thinking, Daily Living Skills, Driver Education, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs, Instructional Materials, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Media Selection, Nutrition Instruction, Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Social Studies, Study Skills, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Virginia Adult Education and Literacy Resource Center.