ERIC Number: ED356392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The ALBSU Standards for Basic Skills Teachers.
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).
This set of standards describes and defines characteristics of basic skills work in Britain. An introduction describes the structure of the standards. A chart displays the standards, phases, units, and elements. A glossary is provided. Following a format used in National Vocational Qualifications, the standards are based on an analysis of the functions of basic skills teaching. The key purpose of basic skills teaching is identified: to help individuals achieve their potential by developing and using the basic skills of literacy, numeracy, and language. Standards are broken down into phases, subdivided into units, elements, and performance criteria. Phases are the major components of the tutor's role. The first four phases reflect the cycle of learning: identify needs, design learning programs, provide learning opportunities, and evaluate learning. The fifth phase recognizes the importance of coordinating and organizing as essential support processes. An overview is provided for each phase. Units state what has to be done to achieve each phase. Elements, the building blocks of the units, state what has to be done to achieve each unit. Performance criteria define the minimum acceptable level of performance required. Standards also include range, context, and explanation of key terms used in the elements and performance criteria. Knowledge and understanding requirements are included at the end of each unit or group of units as applicable. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Basic Skills, Competence, Competency Based Education, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Standards, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teaching Skills
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, Kingsbourne House, 229/231 High Holborn, London WC1V 7DA, England (9 pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)