ERIC Number: ED377341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Basic Skills to Adults with Learning Difficulties.
This book, which is intended primarily for volunteers, tutors, and staff at Great Britain's further education colleges, adult education centers, and training schemes, provides introductory information on teaching basic skills to adults with learning difficulties. Among the topics discussed in chapter 1 are the following: literacy/numeracy needs, characteristics, and special needs of adults with learning difficulties; self-advocacy and "people first" groups; integration versus segregation; available sources/types of basic skills provision for adults with learning difficulties; cooperation across agencies; and tutor/teacher training, support, and resources. The remaining six chapters examine the following aspects of program development and implementation: planning learning programs with students; selecting learning materials; learning in action; developing communication, literacy, and numeracy activities; developing themes and projects; and evaluation, accreditation, and progression. Each chapter includes some or all of the following: resource and/or reference lists; transparency masters; checklists; and sample activity/session plans, task sheets, case plans, case studies, learning activities, and tutor notes. Appended are the names/addresses of 14 organizations and 4 journals of relevance to persons working with adults with learning difficulties. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Adults, Annotated Bibliographies, Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Case Studies, Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Foreign Countries, Individualized Education Programs, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Problems, Literacy Education, Media Selection, Numeracy, Skill Development, Slow Learners, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Student Promotion
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, 7th Floor, Commonwealth House, 1-19 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1NU, England, United Kingdom (6.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).; National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)