ERIC Number: ED231225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Light a Candle: A Literacy Program with Haitian Farmworkers.
The material in this handbook is based on the contributions of English as a second language (ESL) teachers who have reflected on their experience with Haitian farmworkers. It deals with the following topics: (1) a cultural and social history of Haiti; (2) characteristics of and difficulties experienced by Haitian immigrants in the United States; (3) a description of the East Coast migrant stream as a source of employment; (4) suggestions for teaching the Haitian immigrants who are generally illiterate in their own language, Creole; (5) the background of the Haitian farmworker as the cultural context for learning; (6) a description of the farm labor system as context of learning; (7) a case study of the farmworker school, including a discussion of the situation of teaching English to nonliterate adults, and the process of becoming a teacher in the farmworker school; and (8) a brief evaluation of the project. An account of student interviews evaluating the program is appended. (AMH)
Descriptors: Adults, Cultural Background, English (Second Language), Haitians, Immigrants, Language Teachers, Literacy Education, Migrant Education, Sociocultural Patterns
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Association, Inc., Box 33315, Raleigh, NC 27606 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Association, Inc., Raleigh, NC.