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How Adults Read. A Staff Development Curriculum [microform] / Judith A. Rance-Roney and Jane W. Ditmars
Bib ID 5576066
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Rance-Roney, Judith A
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1994 
170 p. 

This textbook/sourcebook and accompanying trainer's guide, which were issued as part of a project to republish important staff development project reports/materials, are updated and repackaged versions of a staff development curriculum in adult literacy and learning. The first part of the sourcebook contains 20 "keys" or quick overviews of the following topics: the teachable moment, empowerment, motivation, functional literacy, good reader habits, prior knowledge, practice versus perfection, stages of reading, methodology, comprehension, perceptual modes, whole language, self-monitoring, self-esteem, learning disabilities, adult approaches, pleasure reading, teacher and tutor, independence, and family literacy. Presented in the second part of the sourcebook are five chapters on the following topics: literacy training models, assessment in adult literacy, the reading process, adult reading theory, and a psychological/sociological profile of the adult reader. Concluding the sourcebook are a summary, 296-item bibliography, and glossary. The trainer's guide contains the following: guidelines to using the curriculum and keys, considerations for program administrators and trainers, determining which keys to use, an inservice program announcement, and general/session evaluation forms. Also included is a final report entitled, "Second Wind: Republishing Important Staff Development Projects To Reach More Adult Educators," summarizing the project to republish important adult education materials. (MN)


Sponsoring Agency: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.

Contract Number: 99-4022.

ERIC Note: Original version produced at Northampton Community College, 1990.



May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adult Basic Education.  |  Adult Development.  |  Adult Learning.  |  Adult Literacy.  |  Adult Reading Programs.  |  Classroom Techniques.  |  Family Literacy.  |  Functional Literacy.  |  Independent Study.  |  Inservice Teacher Education.  |  Learning Disabilities.  |  Literacy Education.  |  Models.  |  Motivation Techniques.  |  Psychological Patterns.  |  Reading Comprehension.  |  Reading Habits.  |  Reading Instruction.  |  Reading Processes.  |  Reading Strategies.  |  Records (Forms)  |  Recreational Reading.  |  Self Esteem.  |  Self Evaluation (Individuals)  |  Student Evaluation.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  Tutors.  |  Whole Language Approach.  |  Empowerment 353 Project
Form/genre Guides, Classroom
Other authors/contributors Ditmars, Jane W., author  |  New Educational Projects, Inc., Lancaster, PA
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