The Adult Basic Education Teacher's Toolkit


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Published by: The Adult Education Professional Development and Curriculum (AEPDC) Consortium, a 353 special project sponsored by the Texas Education Agency, Division of Adult Education.

© Copyright 1995, Developed by The Adult Education Professional Development and Curriculum (AEPDC) Consortium, Texas Education Agency, Division of Adult Education, Austin, Texas


Contributors:

Baylor University
Reading and general curriculum development:
Dawn Beckmann, Graduate Research Assistant
Wendy Nowotny, Graduate Research Assistant
Baylor Center for Adult Learning
Member of TEA-funded Adult Education Professional Development and Curriculum Consortium

Southwest Texas State University Revision Editor, design, formatting, and writing curriculum development:
Ann Arnold, graduate*
The Adult Basic Education Teacher's Toolkit is a revision of Adult Basic Education: A Teacher's Theory to Practice Handbook published in 1992 by the following:

  • Dr. Don Seaman, Director, Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning
  • Jacque Denyer, Project Director, Adult Literacy Clearinghouse
  • Texas A&M University, College of Education
This handbook is a product of the Adult Literacy Clearinghouse, an Adult Education Special Project, funded by the Texas Education Agency, Adult and Community Education Division, Austin, Texas.

Acknowledgments from the original handbook are as follows:

Acknowledgments
Special thanks to the following for their valuable suggestions, editorial assistance, and continual encouragement in the development of this handbook: Dr. Don Seaman, Dr. Deborah Stedman, Tina Whitney, Barbara Tondre-EI Zorkani, Carolyn Klein, Nancy Bentley Dunlap, Carol Clymer-Spradling, Barbara Baird, Patricia De Jesus Lopez, Nancy Champion, Debbie Dixon, Myrna Gonzales, Cathy Rhudy, Evelyn Taylor and Wayne Pate. This document could not have been developed without their assistance and the work of many other individuals, those conducting research and publishing their findings in the field of adult education, those who have provided continuing encouragement of this project, and others who have spent their valuable time in the editing of this document. Their work and commitment to adult education is greatly appreciated.

Jean Storm, Beatrice Martinez, and M. Asoodeh were especially instrumental in the graphic design, technical assistance and word processing of this handbook. The model described in the Facilitating Adult Learning in a Holistic. Participatory Classroom section of this handbook draws extensively from the work of Elsa Auerbach and staff of the English Family Literacy Project, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, as described in Making Meaning, Making Change. Without the foundation of their work, many ideas presented herein might not have developed.

*This work was done in part as an internship project under the supervision of John Wooley, Center for Initiatives in Education, and with direction from Drs. Barbara Lyman and Emily Payne, of the Developmental Education program Department of Educational Administration and Psychological Services, Texas State University. The Adult Education Professional Development and Curriculum (AEDPC) Consortium, a 353 special project sponsored by the Texas Education Agency, Division of Adult Education.