ERIC Number: ED311738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
ESL: The Whole Person Approach.
Ramsey, Cynthia, Ed.; Lopez, Trinidad, Ed.
This guide provides a model for training teachers of limited English proficient (LEP) students of Hispanic origins to eliminate sex bias in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) materials and teaching approaches. Although the guide aims primarily at the educational and personal empowerment of LEP Hispanic girls, it is also intended to assist in removing sex bias from the bilingual multicultural curricula in which ESL is taught to both female and male Hispanic students. The guide may also be used as a model for developing materials and activities suitable for use with other racial, ethnic, or linguistic groups. An introductory section describes the purpose, goals and objectives, target population, and defines ESL. Part 1 consists of three essays on multicultural education, a humanistic approach to language teaching for sex equity, and feminism in this cultural context (Chicana feminism). The second part outlines two workshops. The first workshop provides an orientation to the component parts of the Whole Person Approach to ESL teacher training, and includes 12 related activities. The second workshop familiarizes participants with criteria for the Whole Person Approach to ESL, and includes four activities. A list of United States publishers of Hispanic books and a brief supplementary bibliography are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Hispanic Americans, Instructional Materials, Limited English Speaking, Material Development, Second Language Instruction, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Teacher Education
WEEA Publishing Center, Education Development Center, 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02160.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Multicultural Education, Albuquerque, NM.