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This handbook for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Educational Development (GED) instruction synthesizes research and combines it with selected instructional strategies for instructors, tutors, and volunteers. This handbook is a reference tool that sets the scene for instruction in literacy and adult basic education. The handbook includes the following six sections: (1) adult learner--characteristics, retention and motivation, learning styles, learning disabilities, and cultural considerations; (2) reading--beginning readers, intermediate readers, content area reading, and study skills; (3) mathematics--standards for ABE/GED instruction; (4) three stages of the writing process; (5) classroom management--multilevel classes and cooperative learning; and (6) the GED test overview and test-taking strategies. Within each section, instructional strategies and tips for teachers are graphically highlighted. Selected resources are identified at the end of each section for more information. Eight appendices are included: professional organizations and publications; acronyms; perceptual styles inventory; GED information; GED regional superintendent offices; Fry Readability; Adult Learning Resource Center (ALRC) information; and ALRC publication order form. (NLA)

Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Cultural Traits, Guides, High School Equivalency Programs, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Skills, Motivation, Reading Skills, Retention (Psychology), Test Wiseness, Writing Skills

Adult Learning Resource Center, 1855 Mount Prospect Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018 ($8 plus $3 postage).

Author: Koehler, Sandra L.; And Others

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=10867&id=ED348502

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