ERIC Number: ED356384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Certificates, Foreign Countries, Language Experience Approach, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Media Selection, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
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
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)