ERIC Number: ED312910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
ILGWU Worker-Family Education Program. ESL/Technical Curriculum Manual.
Friedman, Judy; Friedman, Deidre
The curriculum for the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) English as a Second Language (ESL) and technical classes is a collection of instructional materials and suggestions focusing on workplace-related topics and issues. This guide is intended for use in classes where one technical and one ESL teacher are present and where related machinery and tools are available. Suggestions are made for the use of photographs in place of equipment when necessary. An introductory section describes the manual and provides strategies for teaching in pairs, guidelines for ESL instruction (general approach, role playing, picture files, assessment, and reviewing and reinforcing), and a one-page resource list. Instructional units are divided into the following categories: the garment industry; sewing; measurements; fashion; jobs and work; and health and safety. A section is devoted to writing by workers that may be used to inspire others to write, and a final section provides suggestions and practical information for arranging field trips to museums, stores, and the library. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Clothing, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Industrial Training, Language Experience Approach, Needle Trades, Second Language Instruction, Sewing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching, Textiles Instruction, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, New York, NY.