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The nature and scope of instructing adult remedial classes

May 31,2010 by: admin

Being a teacher is undoubtedly one of the heralded jobs in the society. Someone would not become the visionary engineer, known doctor, or successful business if there had been no teacher behind them that molded these persons to become one. So if you are a teacher, be proud of your job. The choices that these persons made in their lives were greatly influenced by how their teachers taught them the lessons of life.

However, there are those people who faced various circumstances that made that made them succumb to the pressures of formal education and end up quitting school only to come back during the later years of their life. They make up the population of adults and out-of-school youths who are trying to make up for the years in education that they lost after they quit school some time before. Nevertheless, there is a program available which address this type situation. This is known as the Adult Remedial Education Instructors. They teach reading, written and spoken English, and Mathematics – the skills necessary for these students to solve problems and set them to higher levels of education. If you are a teacher and you want a part-time job that is closely related to your profession, then being an instructor under this program is certainly an option for you.

There three principal categories in instructing adult remedial education: adult basic education (ABE), adult secondary education (ASE), and English literacy instruction. The former aims to instruct adults whose skills are either at or below eight grade levels; the second is focused on students who want to attain General Education Development (GED) certificate or other high school equivalency credential, while the latter is for adults who have limited proficiency in English.

Most of the students who undergo remedial education instruction are immigrants who are not native speakers of the English language. Some of them finished secondary education but were not able to attain the necessary skills they need. The instructors on this field are known as teachers of English as a second language (ESL) or teachers of English to speakers of other languages (ESOL).

Those who work part time in Adult Remedial Education Instructors are usually paid by the hours of service they have rendered but receive no benefits. Those who work full-time, on the other hand, and are employed at any school system receive salary and health benefits. According to the records of Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are about 71, 740 people employed under this profession.

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