ERIC Number: ED374253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Materials for Serving Homeless Adult Learners. A Resource Guide.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
This guide is intended to assist in linking service providers to existing resources and models and to build awareness of the body of innovative work that has been developed to respond to needs of homeless adult learners. It describes materials for instruction, outreach, and program management that were primarily developed in projects funded under the McKinney Adult Education for the Homeless Program. Introductory material includes information on the two referenced clearinghouses Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) and Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) and addresses and telephone numbers of state coordinators of Adult Education for the Homeless projects. The materials are organized into three sections. The section on curriculum designates systematic strategies for delivery of instruction or modules/materials focused on these specific topics: basic skills, job or job search skills, life management or affective skills, parenting skills, and other skills. The section on information includes descriptive/educational materials about adults experiencing homelessness and the programs that serve them. It also includes examples of specific projects' solutions to a learner need, in a cartoon-form outreach/fact sheet targeting low-level readers. The section on tools designates tools useful for instruction and program management in the following areas: learner assessment, program evaluation, data collection, and learner tracking. Each entry follows this format: instructional/content area, type of product, product description, developer, availability, and contact person. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Affective Behavior, Basic Skills, Curriculum, Daily Living Skills, Data Collection, Demonstration Programs, Homeless People, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Parenting Skills, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.