ERIC Number: ED403391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Workplace Literacy Teacher Training: Strategies for Instruction.
Harrington, Lois G.; And Others
These four learning guides comprise one of four packages in the Workplace Literacy Teacher Training series that provides information and skills necessary for the user to become a successful instructor in an effective workplace literacy program. The guides in this package focus on the skills at the heart of such programs--communication, reading, mathematics, and English as a Second Language (ESL)--and present effective strategies for teaching them in the workplace context. Each guide consists of these components: introduction, objectives, list of activities to help meet the objectives, readings followed by questions for reflection, application activity, evaluation guidelines, and annotated bibliography. The first guide on communication introduces and explains the whole language perspective and describes the Language Experience Approach. The second guide focuses on the use of authentic reading experiences to teach reading. It summarizes reading skills typically needed in the workplace, discusses roles of modeling and metacognition in teaching reading skills, and describes approaches to help learners decode workplace vocabulary to construct meaning. Mathematics skills typically needed in the workplace are addressed in the third guide, which presents teaching strategies that focus on helping learners use mathematical symbols and strategies to solve real workplace problems. The fourth guide reviews the overall ESL program development process and covers detailed guidelines and strategies for teaching ESL in a workplace context. Contains 28 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Educational Environment, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Listening Skills, Literacy Education, Mathematics Skills, Professional Development, Program Development, Reading Skills, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Speech Skills, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Workplace Literacy, Writing Skills
Publications, Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (order no. LT73C: $25; set of four packages, LT73: $90).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Lake County Coll., Grayslake, IL.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.
Note: For related documents, see CE 073 121-124.