ERIC Number: ED341296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Adults with Limited English Skills: Progress and Challenges.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
A summary of current demographic trends, best practices, and federal initiatives in adult literacy is presented as a reference for practitioners in the field who are involved in delivering education services to adults with limited English skills. The report is based on U.S. Department of Education annual state adult education statistical and performance reports, summaries of selected special research, demonstration and teacher training projects, conversations with state and local English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instructors and administrators, professional organizations, state directors of adult education, and reports from federal compliance reviews and site visits. This report contains chapters on: the ESL program in adult education; state perspectives on issues and actions; promising practices; and federal commitment. Appended are excerpts from the Adult Education Act; a list of state directors of adult education and ESL consultants; ESL enrollments by state; an annotated bibliography of selected ESL demonstration and teacher training projects; suggested resources; and a bibliography that contains 13 references. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.