ERIC Number: ED427224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Adult Practitioners for a "Work-First" Instructional Model Necessitated by Welfare Reform. Final Report.
Center for Literacy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
This document includes the final report of a project to develop a process for preparing adult basic education (ABE) practitioners to use a "work first" instructional model and a practitioner training manual. The report details how four literacy practitioners worked with mentors experienced in teaching work force education to adapt work force literacy curricula and approaches to traditional ABE and tutoring sessions and how they used the revised curriculum to provide 50 hours of instruction to 10 welfare recipients. The training manual includes the following materials for each of the four training sessions: goals, introductory materials, learning activities, and wrap-up activities. The session topics are as follows: impacts of welfare reform on learners and differences between the approaches used by work force and community educators; techniques for adapting work force lessons to ABE classrooms and ascertaining learner goals; results of implementation of the work force lesson plan in ABE classrooms; and key elements that must be included in a "work first" instructional model. Appended are eight handouts, including the following: excerpt from a workbook for literacy program developers, case study, self-evaluation and session evaluation forms, sample work force lesson plan, and sample learner questionnaire. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Programs, Behavioral Objectives, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Strategies, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Material Development, Mentors, Models, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Guides, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Teaching Methods, Welfare Reform
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; 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: Center for Literacy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.