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ERIC Number: ED368905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 90
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
More than the Sum of the Parts: Using Small Group Learning in Adult Basic and Literacy Education. A 353 Special Demonstration Project.
Imel, Susan; And Others
This guide provides practical information that teachers and administrators can use to initiate the small group learning approach in adult basic and literacy education (ABLE). A locator index directs readers to specific topics. Chapter 1 describes small group learning, provides a rationale, and points out advantages and disadvantages for learners, instructors, and administrators. Chapter 2 provides tips for managing small group learning. It discusses the changed roles of teachers and learners and the nuts and bolts of facilitation. Chapter 3 concentrates on preparing learners for small group learning and suggests some activities for introducing the approach. Chapter 4 contains examples of activities that can be used to develop the literacy and numeracy skills of adult learners, including tips for developing additional activities. Chapter 5 describes a process for involving learners in generating materials through the use of scenarios or simulations based on learners' life experiences or current context. Chapter 6 covers staff development to support small group learning. Chapter 7 provides a summary of advice for teachers on using small groups and instructional materials. Appendixes include the following: a list of 41 references; an annotated bibliography that includes information about 16 print resources for further information; addresses of Ohio's state and regional literacy resource centers; and an ERIC Digest, "Managing Your Professional Development." (YLB)
Publications, Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (order no. SP68: $8 plus $3 postage and handling in Ohio, $3.50 out of state).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Educational Services.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.