Understanding and Teaching the At-Risk Adult Student

Understanding and Teaching the At-Risk Adult Student

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This is a guide for teachers entering or continuing in the specific realm of adult education of students who are at-risk due to their criminal backgrounds, substance abuse issues or undiagnosed learning disabilities. The book provides readers with an overview of the teaching challenges for this population of students, presents research on their unique challenges as learners, and provides teachers with evidence-based practices to enhance the success of this adult learner population.For example, in writing classes, grammar lessons can be structured as mini- lessons. ... in an instructional objective might be write, design, or calculate, and the destination might be an opinion essay, a birdhouse, ... The text was written at a fourth-grade reading level, the entry level requirement for students to be in the class.

Title:Understanding and Teaching the At-Risk Adult Student
Author:Diane Mierzwik
Publisher:R&L Education - 2013-03-22


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