ERIC Number: ED281067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Literacy and Second Language Speakers of English. Viewpoints. A Series of Occasional Papers on Basic Education. Issue No. 3.
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).
This collection of papers focuses on literacy and the special educational needs of speakers of English as a second language (ESL). In a paper entitled "Ethnic Minority Educational Needs in the 1980s," Gurnam Heire examines some of the changes in employment and training that have taken place over the past few years and how these affect the educational needs of ethnic minority communities. Jane McLaughlin's paper, "Creative Writing in English as a Second Language Work," makes a case for not neglecting the important part that writing can play in working with persons for whom English is a second language. In "Bilingual Teaching and ESL," Sufia Majid emphasizes the importance of the mother tongue and of the bilingual teacher in language and literacy work. Jane Rawlingson Mackillop draws on her experience in southern California in her paper, "Acquisition: A Common Factor in Teaching Literacy to Native and Non-Native Speakers." In the final paper, "Integrating First and Second Language Speakers of English," Frances Graham examines some of the possibilities and problems of mixed literacy provision for those for whom English is a first or second language. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Basic Skills, Bilingual Education, Creative Writing, Educational Needs, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Literacy Education, Minimum Competencies, Minority Groups, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Skill Development, Student Needs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).