ERIC Number: ED457642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Comprehensive Adult Education Planner: Providing Education for Adult Learners Including Those with Learning and Behavioral Disabilities.
Mellard, Daryl; Scanlon, David
Designed for new program directors, adult educators who are starting a new program, or those considering changes in existing adult education programs, this manual contains materials resulting from a four-year effort to improve adult education services, especially for persons with learning disabilities and serious emotional disturbances. The major portion of the manual provides specific information about the Proficiency Attainment Model (PAM) for adult learners, especially those preparing to take the General Educational Development (GED) tests. The mission of the PAM is to increase learners' success and improve, through learning and self-management strategies, the quality of learners' personal lives, work, and transition into the community. The PAM consists of seven program components that focus on the learner. These components include: (1) pre-enrollment; (2) orientation; (3) assessment; (4) individual prescription; (5) instruction and monitoring; (6) GED test-taking; and (7) transition to community. Materials are provided for implementing each component. The manual also includes materials for using the model in adult basic and secondary education programs as well as a suggested script that adult educators might use in their presentations. (CR)
Descriptors: Adult Dropouts, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Adults, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, High School Equivalency Programs, Learning Disabilities, Secondary Education, Self Management, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Center for Research on Learning.