ERIC Number: ED313918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
ILGWU Worker-Family Education Program Curriculum Guide, 1989-1990.
Freeman, Deidre; LaMar, Maureen
This teacher's guide for the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) educational program provides background information, instructional materials, and instructional techniques for teaching a course in job skills and issues, with emphasis on the development of English language skills. The course is made available to union members and their families. Introductory sections of the guide discuss the classroom setting for the course, student characteristics, monthly teachers' meetings, and the monthly calendar. The remainder of the guide addresses the curriculum itself. Common questions asked by teachers are addressed in question-and-answer format, including how to identify student needs and interests, how to develop and adapt instructional materials, what instructional methods encourage maximum student involvement, and why and how to combine all four language skills areas (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) in one class session. A sample lesson is presented. In the final section, specific program components are discussed in greater detail. These components include writing tasks, a student-produced magazine, use of newspapers, the student council and its activities, development of class picture files, a curriculum library, monthly curriculum material packets, field trips and speakers, library locations and hours, bilingual education and General Educational Development instruction, and grammar instruction. Some classroom and planning materials are included. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Guides, English (Second Language), Fashion Industry, Grammar, High School Equivalency Programs, Holistic Approach, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Labor Education, Language Skills, Literacy Education, Material Development, Needle Trades, Needs Assessment, Second Language Instruction, Student Interests, Student Needs, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Unions, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, New York, NY.