ERIC Number: ED230720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
Developing and Disseminating a Curriculum in English Language Survival Skills for Pre- and Non-Literate Speakers of Other Languages. Final Report.
Gaul, Patricia Reitz
This special demonstration project was undertaken to field test and disseminate a curriculum entitled Emergency English for Refugees (EER). Designed to meet the immediate English language needs of pre- and non-literate adult refugees and immigrants, the EER is a 26-unit competency-based English-as-a-second-language (ESL) curriculum that deals with areas of competency judged necessary for survival in the daily routine of American life. During the project, the EER was field tested on a group of 41 pre- and non-literate Indochinese women of childbearing age. After compiling data from pretests and posttests administered to the women as well as from unit evaluations submitted from the EER instructor, project staff developed a revised version of the EER. Next, efforts were made to disseminate the EER to adult basic education and ESL professionals and paraprofessionals across Pennsylvania. These dissemination efforts included a seminar on the EER curriculum and three statewide six-hour training workshops on the use of the EER. (Appended to this report are the EER curriculum; its 26 units of study; sample pretests, posttests, unit tests, and unit evaluations; and a brochure describing a videotape of the EER training workshop.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, English (Second Language), Field Tests, Functional Literacy, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Models, Pretests Posttests, Program Content, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Refugees, State Programs, Tests
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Education and Training Programs.
Authoring Institution: Center for Literacy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Emergency English for Refugees; Pennsylvania; 310 Project