ERIC Number: ED416351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Using Information Resources. Tierra de Oportunidad Module 14. LAES: Latino Adult Education Services Project.
Kissam, Ed; Dorsey, Holda
This module, which may be used as the basis for a workshop or as a special topic unit in adult basic education or English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) courses, addresses how to access and use information resources in order to function in the workplace and in daily living. Topics covered include the following: analyzing newspaper articles; preparing a weather graph; calculating average prices; locating information in a telephone book; gathering information from service agencies; accessing information on the Internet; eliciting, receiving, interpreting, and responding to verbal information; selecting and using appropriate technology; and evaluating reliability of information. Basic skills addressed include communication skills, thinking skills, personal qualities, using resources, interpersonal skills, using information, and working with systems. The module contains the following: teaching points for the instructor; sample learning activities; a list of 14 resources; a sample lesson plan consisting of objectives, learners and context, room setup, materials needed, tasks to do ahead, media used, and steps for conducting the lesson; readings; role-play materials; and pre- and postassessments. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Services, English (Second Language), Family Needs, Immigrants, Information Literacy, Information Seeking, Information Skills, Information Utilization, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Problem Solving
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Youth, Adult and Alternative Educational Services Div.
Authoring Institution: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, City of Industry, CA.; California State Univ. Inst., Long Beach.
Identifiers - Location: California