ERIC Number: ED394020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Orientation for New Adult Education Staff: Curriculum Guide.
Smith, Cristine, Ed.
This guide was developed to aid facilitators in delivering orientation sessions for new adult education staff. The orientation is designed for 14-16 hours of class time; the 15 lessons are organized in three 5- to 6-hour days. The following topics are covered in the lessons: (1) introduction and goals; (2) what is literacy?; (3) materials; (4) the learner in the community--investigative activities; (5) the big picture--adult education in Massachusetts and beyond; (6) the learner in the community--problem-posing activities; (7) techniques and methods--peer-teaching jigsaw; (8) how adults learn as individuals; (9) assessment; (10) the learner in the community--learner-centered approach; (11) connecting to resources and support systems; (12) planning lessons; (13) final evaluation; (14) experience of being an adult educator; and (15) reflecting on learning and future goals. Each lesson lists suggested time, materials needed, objectives, step-by-step instruction for presenting the lesson, and space for notes. Handouts for each session are contained in the appendix to the guide. They include information sheets, articles, forms, group activities, practice exercises, suggestions for further study, and resources. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: World Education, Inc., Boston, MA.; System for Adult Basic Education Support, Boston, MA.