ERIC Number: ED355346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Discovery and Respect: A Handbook for Student-directed Group Learning. First Edition.
Based on 4 years' experience in a Goodwill adult literacy program, this handbook offers insights to teachers who want to facilitate student-directed group learning. The handbook is organized in seven sections that cover the following: (1) comments on the nature of adult learning and the philosophy of the approach; (2) thoughts on progressive education and learner-centered education; (3) reading theory; (4) methodology for teaching reading (comprehension, skill building, student-led activities, locating and reworking reading materials); (5) teaching writing (inspiring writing, the writing process, writing to learn); (6) multicultural and class sensitivity (including the use of Black English); and (7) designing lessons for adult beginning readers. Two appendixes include a critical thinking chart and a thinking-about-literature chart. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Black Dialects, Classroom Techniques, Learner Controlled Instruction, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Goodwill Literacy Adult Learning Center, 1400 South Lane Street, Seattle, WA 98144-22889 ($9 plus 15% shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Goodwill Literacy Adult Learning Center, Seattle, WA.