ERIC Number: ED425350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Family Structure & Social Change: A Preparation for Further Study Course.
This instructional unit, which is intended for Australians working toward a Certificate in General Education for Adults, contains activities to help learners develop the skills and knowledge to read and write complex texts while examining human relationships and the family. Aimed at both native and nonnative English speakers, the unit contains texts focusing on sex roles, marriage, and motherhood for women in Australian society and issues of social concern regarding children. The texts also include some abstract concepts or technical details. After reading the texts, students are expected to produce reflective journals and texts incorporating a range of ideas, information, beliefs, or processes and to demonstrate control of the language skills appropriate for each reading and writing task. The unit, which also incorporates the learning outcomes of the family studies module from a children's services certificate program, is structured as follows: family structure (essay writing for public debate, writing for practical purposes, and reading response); socialization (writing for self-expression and knowledge); and human rights (reading for knowledge and practical purposes and for public debate). Concluding the unit are two background readings: a booklet, "Reporting Child Abuse," and an essay, "Do Children Have Rights?" (Patricia Edgar). (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Civil Liberties, Competency Based Education, Essays, Family Structure, Foreign Countries, Journal Writing, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, Marriage, Mothers, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Sex Role, Skill Development, Social Change, Socialization, Technical Writing, Womens Education, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst. of Australia, Melbourne. Adult Education Resource and Information Service.
Identifiers - Location: Australia