ERIC Number: ED221043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Language and Culture in Conflict. Problem-Posing in the ESL Classroom.
This book grew out of an actual experience developing and implementing a problem-solving process, using the Paulo Freire approach, for teaching English as a second language (ESL) adult students. This process implies a serious and long-term commitment to developing critical thinking skills. The first part of the book discusses who the students are, including their language and cultural problems; social and economic problems of ESL students; and the "American Way" of life. It also covers the problem-solving teaching approach, a number of teaching techniques, and indications of ways the situation method can be adapted to a realistic problem-solving approach. The second part of the book presents student units, with an introductory essay on writing a new curriculum. The units are on the following topics: (1) autobiography, (2) the family, (3) culture and conflict, (4) neighborhoods, (5) immigration, (6) health, (7) work, and (8) money. The text concludes with an essay on immigration policies and statistics, and a listing of resources. (AMH)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Culture Conflict, English (Second Language), Ethnicity, Group Discussion, Immigrants, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Refugees, Second Language Instruction, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., Reading, MA 01867 ($11.85).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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