ERIC Number: ED426197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Guide for General Education Development or High School Equivalency Examination in Spanish.
Sharma, Shobha; Escalona, Margaret Boyter
This curriculum guide was developed as part of the Worker Education Program for workers in the garment industry. The program was jointly developed by the workers, their employer, their union, and Northeastern Illinois University. It contains the materials required to teach a course to help Spanish-speaking individuals pass the General Educational Development (GED) examination in Spanish. Included in the guide are the following: discussion of the worker-centered, holistic philosophy underpinning the GED preparation course; explanation of the GED examination's format and explanation of techniques for planning lessons for the test preparation course (problem posing, the language experience approach, the cluster method, and use of realia and photographs); 12 ideas for learner-centered activities; tips to help teachers prepare learners for the GED examination; overall goal of the GED preparation course and 60 objectives specifically related to mathematics, reading and writing, social studies, and science; and a lesson plan correlating each of the 60 objectives with learning activities and instructional materials. (Contains a bibliography that lists 4 general publications on literacy education and 52 publications on preparing for the Spanish version of the GED examination.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Guides, High School Equivalency Programs, Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Spanish Speaking, Student Centered Curriculum, Teaching Guides, Test Coaching, Test Wiseness, Unions, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Illinois Univ., Chicago. Chicago Teachers' Center.; Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests