ERIC Number: ED423717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Citizenship Instruction for Older and Challenged Students.
Petherbridge-Hernandez, Patricia; O'Donnell, Kathleen P.
The materials presented here are visual aids used in a presentation on citizenship instruction for older and physically challenged adults. They consist of a series of "screens" containing information on: demographic information on samples of citizenship students in 1995 and 1997, illustrating changes in the population; motivations of and barriers faced by the new population; effects of aging that have implications for the classroom; visual, hearing, and learning challenges for older learners, and classroom solutions for them; challenges from other sources, including poor study skills and literacy problems; the citizenship teacher's challenge; ways to address physical issues in the classroom environment; ways to address motivation and lifestyle challenges; a performance contract for students; a sample letter to the student's family affirming participation in citizenship learning; a sample unit outline; notes on possible classroom learning aids; sample visual aids for a unit on the three branches of the federal government; classroom procedures for dictation, testing, and use of realia; and a brief list of World Wide Web resources. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Age Differences, Audiovisual Aids, Citizenship Education, Civics, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Dictation, Disabilities, Educational Strategies, High Risk Students, Learning Motivation, Letters (Correspondence), Older Adults, Performance Contracts, Student Characteristics, Study Habits, Testing, United States History, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Seattle, WA, March 17-21, 1998). Some pages contain very small print.