Fusing the information presented in Adult Education Resource Guide and Learning Standards and the other five frameworks with a mix of available resources will ultimately raise standards in adult education. To assist in instructional planning, SED has developed a number of programs and other resources that have proven effective in reaching and teaching a variety of adult learners.
WORKPLACE LITERACY: WHY? WHAT? HOW? explores what workplace literacy is, why there is a need for it, and how to implement it. Nationally recognized experts in the field of workplace literacy, representing education, labor, and management, discuss the topic from their perspectives. This instructional video looks at the emerging field responding to create a literate workforce that can compete in today's global economy. Production is by Albany Educational Television (518/462-7292 ext. 20).
ACTION FOR PERSONAL CHOICE is an instructional video introducing a unique program which challenges students to take responsibility for their own behavior. This remarkably successful program is organized around the concepts of awareness, understanding, acceptance, and change. Adult learners examine who they are, why they are in their present situation, and what choices are available to them to better themselves. Production is by Albany Educational Television (518/462-7292 ext. 20).
TEACHING ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES is designed to help teachers meet the special instructional needs of adults with learning disabilities. One video defines what a learning disability is and discusses typical characteristics that signal the presence of a learning disability. A companion video gives teachers effective strategies and suggestions for making learning easier and more meaningful for adults with learning disabilities. An instructor's manual supplements the videotapes and also serves as a resource guide. The series has been produced by Albany Educational Television (518/462-7292 ext. 20).
FAMILY LITERACY: AN INTERGENERATIONAL APPROACH TO LEARNING is a staff development package designed to inform program developers, administrators, adult educators, and early childhood professionals about the unique opportunities offered by family literacy programs. This package includes a resource guide and two video programs: Making It Happen and Alternative Models and Creative Solutions. The guide and videos show the potential of family literacy programs for weaving the value of education into the fabric of family life.
A third instructional video entitled Educating Parents consists of self-contained modules, each covering a different parenting topic. These videos are aimed specifically toward parents. The accompanying print can be used by instructors as well. The series premieres with the module Parents and Children Learning through Play, introducing parents to the concept that play is crucial to their children's learning and development. Educators are provided with tools and strategies to help adult learners enjoy their children and take pleasure in their play while supporting their learning. Production of the series is by Albany Educational Television (518/462-7292 ext. 20).
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