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ERIC Number: ED469565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 149
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85990-127-1
Adult Literacy Core Curriculum Including Spoken Communication.
Steeds, Andrew, Ed.
Designed primarily for adult literacy teachers and tutors, this curriculum describes the content of what should be taught in literacy programs. It assists them to meet the individual needs of adults through the selection and teaching of skills appropriate to those adults' needs. An introduction describes national standards and qualifications, learners, and use of the curriculum, and key to the curriculum reference system. It is followed by a summary page showing progression between capabilities at each level and pages that use the curriculum reference system to provide a detailed account of the progression between curriculum elements for speaking and listening; reading and writing (text focus); reading and writing (sentence focus); and reading and writing (word focus). The curriculum consists of three units: speaking and listening, reading, and writing. The curriculum is organized across double pages as follows: national standard; curriculum elements that are made up of the descriptors for each standard and additional skills and knowledge necessary for the achievement of the standard; example of a relevant literacy task attached to each curriculum element; sample activities; guidance on techniques and approaches for teacher use; and curriculum referencing that breaks the core curriculum down into its component parts (curriculum section, curriculum sub-section, level, and curriculum element). A glossary is appended. (YLB)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Basic Skills Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)