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Adult Literacy Tutoring: Issues and Methods

Honors 390 Prof. James McKusick ADULT LITERACY TUTORING: ISSUES AND METHODS Course Description: This service learning course explores the principles and techniques pertaining to adult literacy tutoring. It introduces students to basic tutoring methods, provides background in the cultural, political, and social causes of illiteracy, and serves as a forum for discussion of issues surrounding civic literacy and social responsibility. Students will apply the concepts and skills they develop to actual tutoring experiences. The fieldwork component of this course requires that students spend four hours per week serving as tutors to functionally illiterate adults. Adult literacy tutoring will take place…

Leadership and Community Service

Course Objectives: to increase understanding of leadership theories and concepts to utilize community service as an introduction to service, civic responsibility, and leadership to provide opportunities and methods for reflection to integrate discussions on diversity, ethics, social justice, community, and civic responsibility with leadership and service to gain an understanding of and appreciation for multiple perspectives and how power and privilege shape these perspectives to explore personal values with respect to leadership, service, and diversity to develop a personal philosophy of service and leadership through critical analysis of social issues, reflection, and practice to increase students’ ability to work in…

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) in Service-Learning Program

EDUC 388: Special Topics in Education: Guided Experiences in College Teaching Syllabus for Fall 2000 Classroom: 0135 Holzapfel Thursdays 8:45 – 10:45 am Office Hours: E-mail or call the instructor to make an appointment to discuss any questions or concerns. Application and Enrollment: Only students who completed a UTA in Service-Learning application form and were accepted into the program can be enrolled in this course. Students in this class should be simultaneously enrolled in EDCI 498: Special Problems in Teaching (one credit). UTA Responsibilities: Spend 8-10 hours per week on your teaching assistantship as determined by you and your faculty…