ERIC Number: ED213914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Reading and Writing Program Using Language-Experience Methodology Among Adult ESL Students in a Basic Education Program. Administrators/Instructors Manual.
Cohen, Judy; And Others
The LEX [language experience] Process for English Reading Instruction, a pilot project of the Guadalupe Educational Programs, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, during 1980-81, is presented in this 300-page manual that describes how the LEX Process model may be replicated by educational agencies seeking to provide survival and functional English as a second language (ESL) to immigrant and minority people. The Process employs the methods of "language experience" in response to the widely varied language abilities of the students. Those students who are literate and who have gained survival-level communication skills, available in another component of the program, are the target students of the model. The model offers administrators of ESL programs an effective structure in which a professional ESL staff provides for training and supervision of community volunteers. Instruction is individualized in a one-to-one tutor-student relationship. The developers of the model state that it can be operated at less cost per student than the traditional classroom model if a sufficiently large space is available for effective interaction between staff and tutors. The manual is arranged in separate sections for administrators, staff, and tutors. Necessary forms, test materials, directions, and suggested activities are provided. Sections or pages may be removed and duplicated separately. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Educational Assessment, English (Second Language), Functional Literacy, Immigrants, Language Experience Approach, Literacy Education, Minority Groups, Models, Program Development, Program Implementation, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Tutors, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.
Authoring Institution: Guadalupe Educational Programs, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT.
Note: For a related document see CE 031 625.