ERIC Number: ED472779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
ABE NetNews, Volume 1.
ABE NetNews, v1 n1-4 2001
These four newsletters focus on issues related to adult basic education and the challenges faced when teaching adult learners. The first issue looks at the characteristics of learning disabilities, providing information to help teachers determine whether a learner has a learning disability and who might be appropriately referred for testing. The second issue discusses multi-sensory instruction, which incorporates input from the three major learning modalities: visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic activity. By involving all three major modalities, the learner maximizes the strength of the information entering the brain. The third issue focuses on emotions and learning, explaining that many people in adult basic education and GED classes have experienced a lifetime of learning difficulties and have decades of anxiety, frustration, and shame surrounding themselves as learners. The fourth issue looks at interventions for adult learners with learning disabilities and depression, also offering techniques for enhancing reading comprehension. Each issue presents questions from the field and a note on the upcoming issue. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education.) (SM)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Depression (Psychology), Emotional Response, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies, Multisensory Learning, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Methods
LDA Learning Center, 4301 Highway 7, Suite 160, Minneapolis, MN 55416. Tel: 952-922-8374; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.ldalearningcenter.com. For full text: http://www.ldalearningcenter.com/news/netnews.html.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Learning Disabilities Association Learning Center, Minneapolis, MN.