LITERACY IN DEVELOPMENT -a series of training monographs commissioned by the International Institute for Adult Literacy Methods (Tehran). Series editor is Dr. H. S. Bhola, Professor of Education at Indiana University.
Three monographs already published are:
Programmed Instruction for Literacy Workers
Learning to Read and Reading to Learn:
Forthcoming monograph titles are:
The ABC of Literacy: Lessons from Linguistics
Evaluating Functional Literacy
Towards Scientific Literacy
For further information contact:
NEW READERS START HERE 2nd ed. - A critical evaluation of reading schemes used by tutors of adult new readers together with an annotated list of other materials found to be useful. Price .70 p
For the latest from the U.K.
The best resource is the Newsletter of the Adult Literacy Resource Agency, 35 Queen Anne Street, London W1M OBL
The BBC publications On the Move ($2.75); Your Move ($3.25) and BBC Adult Literacy Handbook ($3.15) are available in Canada from:
HARRAP 'S HANDBOOK FOR LITERACY TUTORS by
This handbook recently published in Britain to help volunteer tutors is divided into four sections - planning and preparatory work before meeting the student; activities and skills to prepare for the early stages of reading and a form of the language experience method; the planning, teaching and evaluation of the phonic element; suggestions for interest material and bibliographies. While the emphasis is British, the book may be of use to those embarking on tutoring schemes in Canada.
A VIDEOTAPE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR ADULT BASIC EDUCATION TEACHERS
An OISE project has been funded by Manpower's training Improvement Program (TIP) and OECA, to produce a program of videotape and support print materials for the professional development of instructors in Manpower programs and similar adult education agencies in Canada (e.g. Board of Education upgrading schools, church and voluntary literacy programs).
The core of the program is 20 videotape lessons selected from the thirty produced by the Maryland Dept. of Education for the training of Adult Basic Education instructors in credit courses. The titles of the Maryland lessons that were selected by the project are:
Characteristics of the ABE Learner Can Adults Learn?
What is the Teacher/Student Role in ABE learning?
Learning Successes, Needs and Interests Goal Performances and Objectives Listening and Speaking Skills Diagnosing for Placement
Working in Subject Areas and Developing Occupational Concepts
Methods and Techniques for Instruction Individualization of Instruction and Learning Centres
Teaching Machines and Programmed Learning
Recruitment and Retention Guiding the ABE Learner Evaluation and Measurement of Learning Progress ;
These lessons are available in 3/4" I video cassettes, 30 min. in length. Each lesson is supported by print material gathered together in a Work Manual that not only clarifies and reinforces the videotapes, but provides additional aids and techniques for the instructor-learners.
The project is producing an additional four half hour videotapes and supporting material to set the program in a Canadian context. As the program is adaptable to a variety of settings, the project will also conduct evaluations to determine the most effective use of the program as a whole or in components for special groups. The Ontario Educational Communications Authority is cooperating in the project and will distribute the Canadian videotapes in cassette form through its VIPS department, and will broadcast the four Canadian programs during late spring and summer months, which are the most active professional development periods in the college system.
Components of the Maryland lessons have already been used in orientation and professional development programs in several Ontario CAATs. To obtain a Maryland previewing tape and copy of the Work Manual, write to: Ms. Fanny Chess Acquisition/Scheduling Division of Instructional Television Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting 11767 Bonita Ave. Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
Tel.: 301-356-5600 x 289
The Canadian programs are expected to be ready for dissemination in early summer, 1977. For further information, write: