ERIC Number: ED337054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Report on MPAEA Innovative Grant Project: Individualized ESL Literacy Instruction for Refugees.
The Rufugee Education Project in Tucson, Arizona, supplemented its traditional group English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classes for adult refugees with individualized ESL literacy instruction in August 1990. A $500 grant made possible the acquisition of a variety of literacy materials that could meet diverse student literacy needs. Fifty-three adult participants from Vietnam, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, and Laos chose the following individual focuses of study: survival skills/English life skills; general interest; personal, creative writing; grammar skills; academic skills; computer skills; and other skill preferences or needs. Innovative aspects of the program include the student's ability to make individual choices, the variety of teaching/learning approaches, and a "workshop" atmosphere in the classroom. Volunteer recruitment and coordination is cited as the most critical contributor to the success of the program. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pima County Adult Education, Tucson, AZ.
Identifiers: Refugee Education Project AZ