ERIC Number: ED440428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
Newspapers as a Teaching Resource for Adult Learners. ERIC Digest.
Aiex, Nola Kortner
Despite the existence of the "Newspaper in Education" program in many elementary and secondary schools, this Digest suggests newspapers remain an often overlooked resource which can be incorporated into almost any teaching curriculum, and which is particularly useful for teaching older remedial students and adults. It discusses some ways in which newspapers can be used in teaching language skills and basic literacy to adults and learning disabled students, as well as to students of English as a Second Language. The Digest concludes that the newspaper can be a versatile, inexpensive, and effective instructional tool to use in the classroom and that its currency and its availability outside the classroom make it relevant and "real" material for adult learners to use. (Contains 14 references.) (RS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Language Skills, Learning Disabilities, Newspapers
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.