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ERIC Number: ED356384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Pages: 91
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-870741-49-8
An Introduction to Literacy Teaching. [Second Edition.]
Gittins, Rose, Comp.
This revised and expanded edition of a handbook is designed for basic skills tutors. Part 1 looks at what literacy involves and why it is important. It examines previous experiences of learning that students may bring and describes a range of styles of provision. Part 2 contains four student profiles, to which the rest of the book makes reference. In each case, the tutors have given some background information about the students, each at a different level of literacy, and their reasons for entering a program. Part 3 examines the processes of assessing the student, both at the time of enrollment and in regularly reviewing progress. It describes the setting of a learning plan, stresses the importance of keeping individual records, emphasizes usefulness of written lesson plans, and discusses how tutors can evaluate their own teaching. Part 4 explores learning methods and techniques, describes approaches used with each student from part 2, and suggests further activities that could be developed for individual or group work. Part 5 examines ways in which students can gain recognition of their progress and discusses the competence-based approach. It looks at progression and what this may include. Part 6 considers types of materials and resources available and gives guidelines in deciding what to use and how to use it. It looks at considerations when creating one's own material. Part 7 lists some useful materials and further reading. An index is provided. (YLB)
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, Kingsbourne House, 229/231 High Holborn, London WC1V 7DA, England (3 pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)