ERIC Number: ED419111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
The Color of Education. Helping Non-reading Adults with Household Management Skills. Final Report.
Sloppy, Sandra L.
This report describes a project conducted to develop and publish instructional materials for educationally disadvantaged adults in independent living situations to assist them in developing skills such as bill paying, making and keeping appointments, and other related issues. After experimenting with other communication methods serving this type of population, the Mid-State Literacy Council decided that the easiest technique to use in assisting nonreading adults was color coding. The workbook included in this document shows teachers how to guide learners in using color-coding techniques in order to maintain independence and function adequately in society. The workbook includes sample color-coding techniques for bill paying, sample bills, and a calendar. Only one tutor and adult learner field tested the workbook, with several tutors and teachers reviewing and evaluating the workbook. Although the project proposed to train 10 tutors to use the home management program with their students, this objective could not be met because of the unavailability of tutors. However, as students who would benefit from the workbook enter the program, tutors will be trained to work with them and the evaluation of using the workbook will be ongoing. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Mid-State Literacy Council, State College, PA.