ERIC Number: ED425270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Helping Your Students To Understand Complex Social Problems.
Valentine, Tom, Ed.; Sandlin, Jenny, Ed.
Beyond Basic Skills: Innovative Teaching Materials for Georgia's Teachers of Adults, v2 n2 Spr 1998
This document, which was developed to assist individuals working in publicly sponsored literacy programs in Georgia, offers instructional plans and practical strategies designed to help teachers help students of adult literacy, adult basic education, General Educational Development, and English as a second language understand complex social problems. Detailed guidelines are provided for conducting three group learning activities devoted to the following topics: critical evaluation of economic and social information about living standards throughout the world; the economic and social costs of industrialization; and the importance of taking a stand on controversial social issues. Each activity contains the following: overview and rationale; skills developed in the activity; steps in preparing for the activity; materials needed; detailed explanation of the steps entailed in conducting the activity; and discussion questions. Also included are student handouts for each activity and print and Internet sources of further information. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Critical Thinking, Cultural Differences, Demography, Global Approach, High School Equivalency Programs, Industrialization, Information Literacy, Internet, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Quality of Life, Social Problems
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Technical and Adult Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Adult Education.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For related documents, see CE 077 179-181.